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DVD special ed.


In French with English subtitles.


Isabelle Huppert, Christophe Lambert, Nicolas Duvauchelle, William Nadylam, Michel Subor, Isaach De Bankole.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2011]


Title from container.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009.

Special features: interviews with director Claire Denis and actors Isabelle Huppert and Isaach De Bankole ; short documentary by Denis on the film's premiere at the 2010 Ecrans Noirs Film Festival in Cameroon ; deleted scene ; theatrical trailer.

Maria is an entitled white woman living in Africa, desperately unwilling to give up her family's crumbling coffee plantation despite the civil war closing in on her. White material is a gripping evocation of the death throes of European colonialism and a fascinating look at a woman lost in her own mind.

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