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War Witch

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
African rebels force a village girl (Rachel Mwanza) to kill her own parents and join their army, but a miraculous event makes the rebels think she has supernatural powers.

Cast: Rachel Mwanza , Alain Bastien , Serge Kanyinda , Ralph Prosper , Mizinga Mwinga , Jean Kabuya , Jupiter Bokondji , Starlette Mathata

Director: Kim Nguyen

Genres: Drama, War

Distributor: Tribeca Film

War Witch (2012)

Release Date: March 1st, 2013|1 hr. 29 min.

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  • Managing to be neither sentimental nor sensationalistic, the film tells its story from the heart, and from the simple, straightforward viewpoint of young heroine Komona, warmly played by the talented Rachel Mwanza in her screen debut. show more

  • Brutality and tenderness are a potent mix in War Witch. show more

  • War Witch deals with a reality so horrific that the film’s touches of magical realism are welcome, even necessary — the only way to retain one’s bearings and sanity in a world without signposts. show more

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  • February 07, 2013 zariintl
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    A gem ! Extremely moving and enlightening as well as heart breaking. Going on everyday in many countries.

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Canadian Screen Awards Winners: 'War Witch,' Martin Short Come Up Big

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With all the awards shows competing for our attention this time of year, it can seem like one gala event bleeds into the next. But to anyone starting to feel awards season fatigue, the newly-minted Ca...

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