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In White Material, the great contemporary French filmmaker Claire Denis, known for her restless, intimate dramas, introduces an unforgettably crazed character. Played by a ferocious Isabelle Huppert, 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 at 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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Special Features New digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Claire Denis and cinematographer Yves Cape (with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition) New interviews with Denis and actors Isabelle Huppert and Isaach de Bankolé Short documentary by Denis on the film’s premiere at the 2010 Écrans Noirs Film Festival in Cameroon Deleted scene Theatrical trailer New and improved English subtitle translation PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film writer Amy Taubin

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