Director: Claire Denis
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Isaach de Bankole, Christophe Lambert
France-Cameroon 2009 | Colour | 102 mins | Drama
Avaliable on: DVD
Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher) gives an extraordinary performance as Maria Vial, the formidable owner of a coffee plantation in a former French-African colony. But the country is gripped by civil war and her terrified workers flee as increasingly violent clashes between the army and the rebel militia grow ever nearer. As brutal and heavily armed soldiers advance, Maria stands defiant in the face of impending disaster. One of the most critically acclaimed films of the year, Claire Denis' riveting and powerful thriller examines the highly charged and controversial legacy of colonialism.