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The White Knights

JOACHIM LAFOSSE

1/4

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

Les films du Worso, Versus Production, France 3 cinéma, BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance, Le Pacte, Prime Time, RTBF, Proximus

Financial Partners

Canal+, Ciné+, France Télévision, Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge via Inver Invest, Indie Sale, Indie Invest, Soficinéma 10, Eurimages, Wallonie et Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Programme MEDIA de la Communauté Européenne, Centre du Cinéma de la fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles et VOO, Fonds Audiovisuel de Flandre (VAF)

Script

Joachim Lafosse, Bulle Descarpentries, Thomas Van Zuylen

Casting

Vincent Lindon, Louise Bourgoin, Valérie Donzelli, Reda Kateb, Bintou Rimtobay, Philippe Rebbot

Release

2016

International Sales

Le Pacte

Festivals and rewards

  • San Sebastien International Film Festival - Best Director

  • Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 

  • Rendez vous du cinéma Francophone (Côtes d'Ivoire, Paris)

  • French Film Festival UK

  • Munich International Film Festival

  • San Francisco International Film Festival

  • Francophone French Film Festival (Greece)

  • CINEMANIA Festival

  • Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival