White Material is a 2009 film DVD and Blu-ray (The Criterion Collection) are set for release on April 12, 2011. The DVD will be available for the MSRP of $29.95, while the Blu-ray will run at the MSRP of $39.95.

The film is written and directed by Claire Denis and stars Isabelle Huppert as Maria, Christopher Lambert as André, her husband, Nicolas Duvauchelle as Manuel, their son, Isaach de Bankolé as "The Boxer", Adèle Ado as Lucie, Michel Subor as André's father, William Nadylam as Chérif, the mayor and David Gozlan as Hamudi.

Plot summery: Maria is a White farmer who runs (with her husband, his father, and their son) a failing coffee plantation in an unnamed African country in the present day. Civil war has broken out and rebel soldiers, many of them child soldiers, are advancing on the area. Rebels on the radio advocate attacks on emblems of colonialism. Maria's workers leave, but she refuses to abandon the plantation, and searches for men to finish harvesting of the coffee. As she and her family await the inevitable, the tensions in their personal relationships, and in their relations with the African community, become exposed. Maria puts the farm in even more danger when she looks after a wounded rebel officer known as 'The Boxer'.

Bonus materials:

- 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 Écrans Noirs Film Festival 2010 in Cameroon

- Deleted scene

- Theatrical trailer

- New and improved English subtitle translation

- A booklet featuring a new essay by film writer Amy Taubin

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on Jan 23, 2011

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