Belgian filmmaker Joachim Lafosse has made a name for himself in recent years with impressive and intimate drama such as Private Property with Isabelle Huppert and Our Children with Emilie Dequenne. In The White Knights he finds himself in the area of world politics and actuality, but then with the sharp and oppressive questions so typical of Lafosse about uneasy reality. He bases the film on the L’Arche de Zoé affair, in which a French humanitarian organisation abused its status in 2007 to take children out of Chad for French adoptive parents.
Vincent Lindon, France’s favourite actor right now, plays Jacques Arnault, head of the NGO `Move for Kids´ who, with his team, tries to get 300 orphaned children out of war-torn Chad. What can be wrong with that? Surely nothing. The members of the team - and the viewer - are soon confronted with a minefield of moral dilemmas.

International title
The White Knights
Filmmaker
Joachim Lafosse
Country
Belgium, France
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
112’
Language
French, English, Arabic
Producer
Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Sylvie Pialat
Production Company
Versus Production, Les Films du Worso
Sales
Indie Sales
Writer
Thomas van Zuylen, Joachim Lafosse, Bulle Decarpentries
Cinematography
Jean-François Hensgens
Editor
Sophie Vercruysse
Production Design
Olivier Radot
Sound Design
Christophe Giovannoni
Cast
Valérie Donzelli, Reda Kateb
Website
https://obrother.be/en/movies/white-knights