Les chevaliers blancs

  • 112'
  • Belgium
  • 2015
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.

Director
Joachim Lafosse
Countries of production
Belgium, France
Production Year
2015
Festival Edition
IFFR 2016
Length
112'
Medium
DCP
International title
The White Knights
Languages
French, English, Arabic
Producers
Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Sylvie Pialat
Production Companies
Versus Production, Les Films du Worso
Sales
Indie Sales
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