Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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Ebony white
(Blanc d'ébène)


1943. Balandou is a small village in the heart of Guinea in French West Africa. Far away from the battlefields of World War II, warrant officer Mariani is in charge of recruiting native infantrymen and governing the local district. He loves Africa and feels at home there. He has been able to assert his authority beyond dispute apart from the hostility of his wife with whom he he has a stormy relationship. Mariani is even welcome within a hunters’ sect. It is a way for him to be truly recognized by the Africans themselves.
Lanseye Kanté, a young black schoolteacher, cornes back to his native village to run the school after his solid colonial training. Both men share strong but radically différent opinions that will lead them to confrontation and eventually, through a series of disrupting events, to tragedy.

  • Titre français
    Blanc d’ébène
  • Original title
    Blanc d'ébène
  • Titre international
    Ebony white
  • Scénario
    Cheik Doukouré
  • Photo
    Patrick Blossier
  • Montage
    Luc Barnier
  • Musique
    Marc Beacco
  • Interprétation
    Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Maka Kotto, Marianne Basler, Mariam Kaba, Sam Amidou, Mahmoud Zemmouri, Eric Averlant, Paul Le Person, Tom Novembre, Didier Flamand, Max Douchin
  • Production
    Epithéte - Ramsès - Onacig
  • Support de projection
    35 mm

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