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The Resource White material, IFC Films ; Why Not Productions présente ; une coproduction Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, France 3 Cinéma ; avec la participation de Canal+, France Télévisions, TPS Star, et du Centre National de la Cinématographie ; en association avec Les Films Terre Africaine, Cinémage 2, et Sofica UGC 1, avec le soutien de la Procirep ; un film de Claire Denis ; scénario, Claire Denis et Marie N'Diaye ; producteur, Pascal Caucheteux

White material, IFC Films ; Why Not Productions présente ; une coproduction Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, France 3 Cinéma ; avec la participation de Canal+, France Télévisions, TPS Star, et du Centre National de la Cinématographie ; en association avec Les Films Terre Africaine, Cinémage 2, et Sofica UGC 1, avec le soutien de la Procirep ; un film de Claire Denis ; scénario, Claire Denis et Marie N'Diaye ; producteur, Pascal Caucheteux

Label
White material
Title
White material
Statement of responsibility
IFC Films ; Why Not Productions présente ; une coproduction Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, France 3 Cinéma ; avec la participation de Canal+, France Télévisions, TPS Star, et du Centre National de la Cinématographie ; en association avec Les Films Terre Africaine, Cinémage 2, et Sofica UGC 1, avec le soutien de la Procirep ; un film de Claire Denis ; scénario, Claire Denis et Marie N'Diaye ; producteur, Pascal Caucheteux
Contributor
Actor
Director
Director of photography
Film editor
Producer
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • fre
Summary
In an unidentified French-speaking West African country, chaos reigns as civil war erupts. For the rebels, it's time to banish the 'white material' -- white folk and the trappings of white life. Among these is the Vial coffee plantation inhabited by Maria, her ex-husband Andre, their son Manuel, and his grandfather Bernard, a white family of French origin. Their terrified workers have fled, leaving the crop un-harvested, the front gate unlocked. Andre plots his escape with his second wife Lucie and their son Jose. Maria has vowed never to leave, and is neurotically fixated on getting the neglected crop harvested. Maria does not seem to realize, or perhaps wish to see, how she is perceived. Her sense of home, of belonging, and her feeling of being rooted to the plantation--to Africa--will have tragic consequences
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
Image [cinematography], Yves Cape ; montage [editing], Guy Lecorne ; musique originale, Tindersticks ; création des décors [production design], Saint-Père Abiassi ; création des costumes, Judy Shrewsbury
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Language note
In French with optional subtitles in English
PerformerNote
Isabelle Huppert, Christophe Lambert, Nicolas Duvauchelle, William Nadylam, Michel Subor, Isaach de Bankolé, Adèle Ado, Ali Barkaī, Jean-Marie Ahanda, Martin Poulibe, Patrice Eya, Serge Mong, Mama Njouam, Thomas Dumerchez, Christine-Ange Tatah
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1948-
  • 1957-
  • 1935-
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  • Denis, Claire
  • NDiaye, Marie
  • Caucheteux, Pascal
  • Huppert, Isabelle
  • Lambert, Christopher
  • Duvauchelle, Nicolas
  • Nadylam, William
  • Subor, Michel
  • Bankolé, Isaach de
  • Ado, Adèle
  • Barkaï, Ali Bacha
  • Cape, Yves
  • Lecorne, Guy
  • Tindersticks (Musical group)
  • IFC Films
  • Why Not Productions Inc
  • Wild Bunch (Firm)
  • France 3 cinéma (Firm)
  • Studio Canal+
  • France télévision
  • TPS Star (Firm)
  • Centre national de la cinématographie (France)
  • Films Terre Africaine
  • Cinémage 2 (Firm)
  • Sofica UGC 1 (Firm)
  • Procirep (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
105
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
560
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  • Civil war
  • Coffee plantations
  • White people
  • Mothers and sons
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Africa
  • Civil war
  • Coffee plantations
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Mothers and sons
  • White people
  • Africa
  • West Africa
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
White material, IFC Films ; Why Not Productions présente ; une coproduction Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, France 3 Cinéma ; avec la participation de Canal+, France Télévisions, TPS Star, et du Centre National de la Cinématographie ; en association avec Les Films Terre Africaine, Cinémage 2, et Sofica UGC 1, avec le soutien de la Procirep ; un film de Claire Denis ; scénario, Claire Denis et Marie N'Diaye ; producteur, Pascal Caucheteux
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as a French motion picture in 2009
  • Special features: Interviews with Claire Denis (24 min.), Isabelle Huppert (14 min.), Isaach de Bankolé (13 min.); Deleted scene (2 min.); Écrans Noirs film festival, 2010 [featurette] (12 min.); Trailer (2 min.)
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([22] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Found dead -- No room -- Last warning -- On the run -- "Stay here!" -- White material -- One hundred dollars -- "The Mayor keeps his word" -- New workers -- José -- Manuel -- Armed young shepherds -- Wad of hair -- "We'll all die!" -- Loss of power -- "He's gone crazy!" -- Jean-Marie -- Pink dress -- Chaos in the village -- Wild children -- Too dangerous -- No way back -- Execution -- Color bars
Control code
701713023
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (105 min.)
Governing access note
Educational and home use only
Isbn
9781604654103
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 655
Other control number
  • 715515070416
  • 715515070416
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC1999D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)701713023
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround; widescreen presentation, preserving the 2.35 :1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
White material, IFC Films ; Why Not Productions présente ; une coproduction Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, France 3 Cinéma ; avec la participation de Canal+, France Télévisions, TPS Star, et du Centre National de la Cinématographie ; en association avec Les Films Terre Africaine, Cinémage 2, et Sofica UGC 1, avec le soutien de la Procirep ; un film de Claire Denis ; scénario, Claire Denis et Marie N'Diaye ; producteur, Pascal Caucheteux
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as a French motion picture in 2009
  • Special features: Interviews with Claire Denis (24 min.), Isabelle Huppert (14 min.), Isaach de Bankolé (13 min.); Deleted scene (2 min.); Écrans Noirs film festival, 2010 [featurette] (12 min.); Trailer (2 min.)
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([22] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Found dead -- No room -- Last warning -- On the run -- "Stay here!" -- White material -- One hundred dollars -- "The Mayor keeps his word" -- New workers -- José -- Manuel -- Armed young shepherds -- Wad of hair -- "We'll all die!" -- Loss of power -- "He's gone crazy!" -- Jean-Marie -- Pink dress -- Chaos in the village -- Wild children -- Too dangerous -- No way back -- Execution -- Color bars
Control code
701713023
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (105 min.)
Governing access note
Educational and home use only
Isbn
9781604654103
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 655
Other control number
  • 715515070416
  • 715515070416
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC1999D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)701713023
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround; widescreen presentation, preserving the 2.35 :1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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