THE WHITE KNIGHTS

JOACHIM LAFOSSE

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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.

Producers

Financial partners

Les films du Worso

Versus production

France 3 cinéma

Le Pacte

RTBF

Belgacom

Eurimages, Soficinéma, Inver Invest, Fortis Film fund, French Community of Belgium, Wallimage

French distribution

The pact

International sales

Broadcast

Canal+, Cine+, France TV, RTBF

Indie Sales

Script

Joachim Lafosse, Bulle Decarpentries, Thomas Van Zuylen, Thomas Bidegain

Cast

Vincent Lindon, Louise Bourgoin, Valerie Donzelli, Reda Kateb

French release

January 20th, 2016

Festivals & awards

  • San Sebastien International Film Festival - Compétition Officielle - Prix de la mise en scène

  • Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) - Compétition Officielle