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Based on 26 Critics
  • It's a portrait, by turns chilling, thrilling, mysterious and terrifying, of a woman who refuses to be terrorized. show more

  • While White Material is very much the story of this one woman, it is also a story of postcolonial Africa, a place where Europeans staked their claim, and where disorder and destruction upended everything. A mournful, frightening, powerful film. show more

  • Denis creates the threat of imminent danger through stillness and austerity rather than action. She's helped immeasurably by an astringent, fully committed performance from her leading lady, a gaunt, impossibly resolute Isabelle Huppert. show more

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