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White Material | INTO AFRICA Isabelle Huppert on the plantation in White Material

White Material

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
102 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/19/10
performer:
Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Lambert
director:
Claire Denis

We gave it an A-

French mood-and-feeling master filmmaker Claire Denis (Beau Travail) returns to the Africa of her youth for an intense, mysterious drama exploring revolution and loss. In White Material, the great French star Isabelle Huppert plays a coffee-plantation owner in an unnamed African state erupting with black resentment of white colonialists. It’s a naked, mesmerizing performance in perfect sync with Denis’ prowling style. (Available on cable via on demand) A-

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