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THE WHITE KNIGHTS
JOACHIM LAFOSSE

Synopsis

Jacques Arnault, head of Sud Secours NGO, is planning a high impact operation : he and his team are going to exfiltrate 300 orphans victims of Chadian civil war and bring them to French adoption applicants. Françoise Dubois, a journalist, is invited to come along with them and handle the media coverage for this operation. Completely immersed in the brutal reality of a country at war, the NGO members start losing their convictions and are faced with the limits of humanitarian intervention.

Scenario

Joachim Lafosse, Bulle Decarpentries, Thomas Van Zuylen

with the collaboration of Thomas Bidegain

Cast

Vincent Lindon, Louise Bourgoin, Valérie Donzelli, Reda Kateb

Production

Les films du Worso, Versus production, France 3 cinéma,

Le Pacte, RTBF, Belgacom

Financial partners

Eurimages, Soficinéma, Inver Invest, Fortis Film fund, Communauté française de Belgique, Wallimage

 

French distribution

Le Pacte

International sales

Indie Sales

Diffusion

Canal +, Ciné +, France TV, RTBF

Genre

Drama

 

Release date

january 20th, 2016

Running time

112 min

Festivals and distinctions

  • San Sebastien International Film Festival - Official Competition

    • Prize of the mise en scène

  • Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) - Official Competition

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