Mgtow men going their own way is a statement of selfownership, where the modern man preserves and protects his own sovereignty above all else. Belgian director joachim lafosse reconstructs a shocking reallife event with a punchy film bordering on documentary, adventure and a social expose. Rent white nights 1985 on dvd and bluray dvd netflix. Looking through a different window onto life december 9, 2015. An intense and exciting film on injustice and unfairness. The white knights is set in chad, formerly a french colony, although the country is never referred to by name in the film. At the head of his ngo move for kids, jacques arnault pulls some humanitarian workers in a country of africa to take in orphan children. The soviet practice of pressuring neighbors and friends to spy on each other is. The fancy footwork and star appeal of gregory hines as raymond, an exiled american, and the powerful grace of mikhail baryshnikov as nikolai, a defector, combine with a. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, so the proverb goes, and perhaps no tagline better befits the white knights les chevaliers blancs, a provocative and probing new drama from belgian auteur joachim lafosse. Ejecting silly preconceptions and cultural definitions of what a man is. With refugee camps scattered all over the globe and thousands of international nongovernment organisations registered with the united nations, joachim lafosse embarks on a timely fictional exploration of the reallife tale of the zoes ark controversy that rocked france in 2007 when ngo workers were arrested in chad for trafficking children they claimed were war orphans.
A coldhearted heiress, a man from her past and an ambitious new hire in her company all become entangled on a battleground for money and power. A group of french dogooders turns out to be arguably notsogooddoers in the white knights les chevaliers blancs, joachim lafosses factinspired take on. Mar 11, 2016 whatever the reason, the resulting headlong dive into sociopolitical murk suggests that the white knights is designed less for the purpose of recounting a historical event beat for beat, and more for reflecting on and reconsidering the maddening moral puzzle surrounding said event. White nights definitely belongs to that elite second group, because unlike most vinyl film collections, the platter actually survived the transition to cd. A group of french dogooders turns out to be arguably notsogooddoers in the white knights les chevaliers blancs, joachim lafosses factinspired take on the machinations of an ngo that. He plans to remove three hundred orphans in order for them to be adopted by couples in france. You might be a brand new, dropin visitor compelled by nothing more than curiosity, in which case i hope youll take the time to.
The white knights les chevaliers blancs 2015 rotten tomatoes. A french charity organization, move for kids, carries out a mission in an african country. The movies white nights title is drawn from the films opening moments, set in siberia, of an eerie, prolonged siberian twilight phenomenon known as the midnight sun. The white knights dives headlong into the murky side of aid work without hesitation. Before watching the film, i was intrigued by its title, and convinced that it couldnt possibly be as unambiguously positive as it riskily implied after.
Sep 12, 2015 the road to hell is paved with good intentions, so the proverb goes, and perhaps no tagline better befits the white knights les chevaliers blancs, a provocative and probing new drama from. The film inspired by it here the group is called move for kids is unsettling and. The white knights movie trailer, news, cast, interviews. The successful sales of white nights are directly linked to the academy awardnominated smash single separate lives, wherein movie maestro stephen bishop supplies phil collins with another. White nights is a 1985 american drama film directed by taylor hackford and starring mikhail baryshnikov, gregory hines, jerzy skolimowski, helen mirren and isabella rossellini. He is to become a dancer for the bolshoi again, but he wishes to escape, but can he trust the american. Arnault vincent lindon, head of the charity move for kids, is indicative of the colonial mindset. Sep 15, 2015 the white knights is a complicated tale about trying to do the right thing in a convoluted situation. Over 100,000 french translations of english words and phrases. White nights original soundtrack original soundtrack. Directed by joachim lafosse, the white knights made its world premiere at the 2015 toronto international film festival. Its not the words you use, its the way you hold your mouth.
His successful defense of rennes 64 against the english significantly raised the french morale but it also attracted the kings attention. In the white knights, the dynamics are professional rather than familial, but lines are crossed all the same many of them by jacques arnault vincent lindon, the head of a. The fancy footwork and star appeal of gregory hines as raymond, an exiled american, and the powerful grace of mikhail baryshnikov as nikolai, a defector, combine with a great production design to. The programme also included four coproductions with flanders. French producer of the year for les films du worso stranger by the lake 40th toronto international film festival platform 2015 san sebastian iff silver shell for best director. White knight definition of white knight by the free. Director joachim lafosse sets this ethical quagmire in civil war torn chad, where a french adoption agency led by the driven jacques vincent lindon attempts to save orphans under false pretences.
The white knights letterboxd social film discovery. Finally, flemish actor jan bijvoet was also featured in embrace of the serpent, in which he plays one of the main roles. Using a famous dancer as a political pawn, the plot illustrates the flaws in both societies. The film stars vincent lindon, louise bourgoin, valerie donzelli and reda kateb. The film begins with the arrival of french adoptionagency workers in wartorn chad. Not that the film is beyond indulging the tickingclock. Schneider vs bax, the white knights, les cowboys and the short film splintertime. French translation of knight the official collins englishfrench dictionary online. Based on the reallife zoes ark controversy, joachim lafosses bitter drama is about. Alliance francaise french film festival 29,989 views.
France in london the white knights les chevaliers blancs. Les chevaliers blancs is a 2015 belgian french drama film directed by joachim lafosse and starring vincent lindon. French auteur joachim lafosse teams up with vincent lindon to explore what led up to the arrests of members of zoes ark, a mid2000s humanitarian aid mission in africa gone wrong. Hackford mother of taylor and jerry benjamin father of executive supervisor stuart benjamin, both of whom died prior to its release. Parents need to know that white nights is a 1985 drama that recalls an era before the soviet union collapsed economically and became less of a military threat to the united states in the 1990s. Philippines at the subic bay freeport zone as white knights after the korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy in january. White nights was a modest hit when released in 1986, and received a dvd release about a dozen years later, then sank from sight, seldom showing up on tv, and pretty much forgotten. Check out this sneak peek at the prequel to the skystone. The burning stone hello, and welcome to my website, whoever you may beand there are two possibilities attached to that. Aug 26, 2019 new episodes of knight fight premiere wednesdays at 109c. The white knights is a frenchbelgian coproduction versus production and les films du worso written by bulle decarpentries, thomas van zuylen and lafosse himself, and stars the magnificent vincent lindon, louise bourgoin, reda kateb and valerie donzelli. If the movie had allowed them to truly communicate about and through their dancing, that might have been enough.
The plot is based on the true story of zoes ark controversy. The white knights is a complicated tale about trying to do the right thing in a convoluted situation. The white knights british board of film classification. The white knights joachim lafosses latest is an ironically titled, coolly damning portrait of french ngo workers embroiled in the overseas adoption trade.
Les chevaliers blancs the white knights, a new film directed by joachim lafosse that is making waves in france, is based on an ngo scandal of a few years back. The white knights succeeds in building a critical argument while refusing the easy complacency of judgment variety a provocative and probing new drama the hollywood reporter vincent lindon delivers a strong, ambiguous performance now toronto. That is a shame, because the film holds up upon reexamination. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, so the proverb goes, and perhaps no tagline better befits the white knights les chevaliers blancs. French translation of knight collins englishfrench.
International sales are being handled by parisian company indie sales. Inspired by the 2007 controversy in which members of zoes ark, a french charity organization, were accused of criminal activity in chad, the white knights. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free. Refusing to bow, serve and kneel for the opportunity to be treated. With vincent lindon, louise bourgoin, valerie donzelli, reda kateb. In studio coloridos second featurelength film, a girl with a funny nickname is desperate to get closer to her crush. A batch of white frenchspeakers arrive in africa the actual epsiode took. White nights was dedicated in loving memory to mary e. Jacques arnault, head of sud secours ngo, is planning a high impact operation.
Les chevaliers blancs is a 2015 belgianfrench drama film directed by joachim lafosse and inspired by the events of the zoes ark controversy in 2007. The organisation lets neither the fractious saharan security. The white knights les chevaliers blancs 2015 rotten. French translation of white knight collins english. A whole new motion picture experience is on the horizon an expatriate russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on soviet territory. Use for blank tiles max 2 advanced search advanced search. White nights tells such a tortuous story theres only one way to account for it.
French translation of white knight the official collins englishfrench dictionary online. Filmed on location on the remote finnish island of reposaari, this is where the same unique quality of light could be captured. List of 10 most famous medieval knights history lists. Nov 12, 2015 the white knights dives headlong into the murky side of aid work without hesitation. French words for knight include chevalier, cavalier, faire chevalier, adoubez and chevalier gambette. Watch here william of poitiers one of the earliest and most significant victories for knights in the middle ages was the norman. Joachim lafosses latest is an ironically titled, coolly damning portrait of french ngo workers embroiled in.
Vincent lindon, valerie donzelli, reda kateb, louise bourgoin, rougalta bintou saleh script. Les chevaliers blancs is a 2015 belgianfrench drama film directed by joachim lafosse and inspired by the events of the zoes ark. Rent white nights 1985 starring mikhail baryshnikov and gregory hines on dvd and bluray. It was choreographed by twyla tharp and shot in finland, portugal, austria, as well as in the united kingdom and the soviet union. Whatever the reason, the resulting headlong dive into sociopolitical murk suggests that the white knights is designed less for the purpose of recounting a historical event beat for beat, and more for reflecting on and reconsidering the maddening moral puzzle surrounding said event. Francoise dubois, a journalist, is invited to come along with them and handle the media coverage for this operation. The film contains an earlycareer performance by maryam dabo, later to star as a bond girl in the james bond film the living daylights. Facing the brutal reality of war and the limits of humanitarian intervention, the ngo members start losing their convictions.
Les chevaliers blancs is a 2015 belgianfrench drama film directed by joachim lafosse and starring vincent lindon. He is taken to an apartment in which a black american who has married a russian woman lives with her. Summary the white knights is a subtitled drama about a group of french citizens who try to save the lives of orphaned victims during the civil war in chad. He smuggled letters out of jail to the toronto star. In 1965, 21yearold torontonian, paul saltzman drove to mississippi, volunteering as a civil rights worker with the student nonviolent coordinating committee. The film is a dramatization of the zoes ark scandal, in which members of a french charity were arrested for attempting to fly over a hundred children out of chad to france. Completely immersed in the brutal reality of a country at war, the. Find where to watch the white knights in australia. Nov 23, 2015 in the white knights, the dynamics are professional rather than familial, but lines are crossed all the same many of them by jacques arnault vincent lindon, the head of a charity. The head of an ngo jacques arnault is planning a high impact operation. This screenplay was dreamed up to accommodate two dancers with little else in common.860 1269 1025 789 655 276 1154 400 492 1456 251 671 393 370 340 1140 308 1445 561 508 590 1410 768 1453 958 1454 532 39 418 1438 626 1044 390 846 975 882 98 1058 250 249 1239 727 522 868 243 1194 1011 665 329