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Black Out (2009)

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Antoine Rives, a young independent journalist, is shooting news about the return of Westerners fleeing human slaughters in Rwanda... He meets Clement, a Hutu student whose Tutsi girlfriend ... See full summary »

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Jean-Christophe Klotz (screenplay), Antoine Lacomblez (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jalil Lespert Jalil Lespert ... Antoine
Cyril Gueï Cyril Gueï ... Clément
Patrick Rameau ... Capitaine Jonassaint
Jean-François Stévenin Jean-François Stévenin ... Marchand
Philippe Nahon ... Père François
Peter Hudson Peter Hudson ... Général Hillaire
Eriq Ebouaney ... Monsieur-la-Bête
Jean-Baptiste Tiemele Jean-Baptiste Tiemele ... Honoré (as Jean-Baptiste Tiémélé)
Gilles Kneusé Gilles Kneusé ... Le chirurgien (as Gilles Kneuse)
Françoise Kantengwa Françoise Kantengwa ... Rose
Eric Connor Eric Connor ... Quentin
Don Zomer Don Zomer ... Planton scandinave
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christophe Auger Christophe Auger
Corinne Barois Corinne Barois
Jules Bigirimana Jules Bigirimana
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Storyline

Antoine Rives, a young independent journalist, is shooting news about the return of Westerners fleeing human slaughters in Rwanda... He meets Clement, a Hutu student whose Tutsi girlfriend remains stuck in Rwanda. Clement convinces him to go back to Rwanda to look for her, letting him film their trip. They soon discover an unbelievable chaos, where their "pact" is hard to respect... A jump into horror during which Antoine will lose his illusions and become aware of the human tragedy. Written by American Film Market

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Official Sites:

Bac Films [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 March 2010 (France) See more »

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$39,606
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1.85 : 1
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The poetry read by the surgeon at the dinner is an extract from "Liberté sur parole" by Octavio Paz, translated by Jean-Clarence Lambert (1966). Octavio Paz Lozano (1914 - 1998) was a Mexican poet and winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature. See more »

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a story of human drama left in the "too hard" basket
2 February 2013 | by mmunierSee all my reviews

For reason I can't remember I recorded this and watched it only today, I had a little problem as somehow the beginning was not recorded. So for me the story started with the young journalist and his large camera wandering about Rwanda's chaos with a young student. Here, in IMDb, I learned it was about the westerners fleeing the areas that was in great upheaval , we do learn that 800,000 people lost their life (But I remember hearing that the number was over 1 million). The story has very graphic moments and it's not for the faint hearted. The pace is very slow at time. The story highlights the despair of some people and the frustration of those who could have help but weren't allowed to. The young journalist is burning to make a difference but the system will not help.... I seem to remember a TV interview with one of the Australian military officer who'd first hand knowledge about the situation and it was said the US passed the problem like a very hot potato around their board rooms for a week whilst the carnage raged and somehow too late to prevent it. Possibly more nations acted in the same manners. But the film is guts wrenching if anything else.


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