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White Material (Claire Denis, 2010) "powerful, agonized" drama with Isabelle Hupert

Old 11-19-10, 11:31 AM
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White Material (Claire Denis, 2010) "powerful, agonized" drama with Isabelle Hupert


IMDB | 19 Nov 2010 (USA) | Trailer

From Claire Denis, the incomparable director of BEAU TRAVAIL, L'INTRUS and 35 SHOTS OF RHUM, comes WHITE MATERIAL: a rich and thrilling account of a woman driven to the edge. An official section of the Venice, Toronto and New York Film Festivals, the film is a riveting exploration the dark complexities of racial conflict and limits of human will. The legendary Isabelle Huppert (LA CEREMONIE, THE PIANO TEACHER, 8 WOMEN,) is Maria Vial, a fearless French woman attempting to run her family's coffee plantation in an unnamed African country. Torn violently apart by hate-fueled civil conflict, this unforgiving setting soon turns against the foreign family, declaring them outlaw in their new home. In a brash effort to save her family and livelihood, Maria risks everything, fighting with every shred of her will to buck the rebel forces wrestling for control of local power.

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One of my must-see films of the fall. Hope I can catch it in theaters this weekend.
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I know she's kind of a divisive filmmaker, but I quite like Claire Denis. "35 Shots of Rum", was something of a masterpiece, in my opinion. I'm not sure if this will show in theaters here in Utah, but I'll definitely check it out when I can.
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sheesh. i hoped this would be coming out on dvd by now! been waiting for ever!
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Re: White Material (Claire Denis, 2010) "powerful, agonized" drama with Isabelle Hu

When I see the words "Isabelle Hupert" and "agonized drama" I get nervous. What horible fate befalls her and how much genital mutilation does it involve? Do I want to see this or will it scar me for life?
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I don't have time to write a longer review, although I'd like to. This movie took me by complete surprise. I don't think I've ever seen such a relentlessly nihilistic film. I'm still processing it.
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Just got back from seeing this. Very disturbing, and Huppert was fantastic.

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