White Material: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (2009) / Region A
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White Material: The Criterion Collection

In White Material, the great contemporary French filmmaker Claire Denis (Chocolat, Beau travail), known for her restless, intimate dramas, introduces an unforgettably crazed character. Played ferociously by Isabelle Huppert (Story Of Women, The Piano Teacher), 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. Created with Denis' signature full-throttle visual style, which places the viewer in the center of the maelstrom, 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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  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Jan 19 2011
  • Production Year 2009
  • Empire SKU 1564198
  • UPC Code 715515070317
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

New interviews with Denis and actors Isabella 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
Booklet featuring an essay by film writer Amy Taubin

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    French DTS-HD MA Surround
  • Video
    Widescreen 2.35:1 Color

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