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War Witch ()

Rebelle (original title)
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Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.

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Komona
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Commandant Rebelle
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Magicien
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Le Boucher
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Grand Tigre Royal
Diane Uwamahoro ...
Narration (voice)
Jean Kabuya ...
Entraineur Camp École
Jupiter Bokondji ...
Sorcier Tigre Royal
Starlette Mathata ...
Mère de Komona
Alex Herabo ...
Père de Komona
Dole Malalou ...
Trafiquant Coltan
Karim Bamaraki ...
Homme à la Moto
Sephora Françoise ...
Mère de Boucher
Jonathan Kombe ...
Gendarme Gentil
Marie Dilou ...
Exorciseuse
Gauna Gau ...
Albinos Musclé
Renate Wembo ...
Infirmière Clinique
Alexi Sabwé ...
Homme Inquiétant Clinique
Nicolas Fransolet ...
Homme ONG
Kazadi Zadio ...
Homme Fort
Bonaventure Kabamba ...
Fermier Homme Rieur
Angèle Okito ...
Femme de L'homme Rieur
Agnes Mujinga ...
Vieille Dame Camion
Moïse Ilunga ...
Chauffeur Corbillard
Jordan N'Tunga ...
Jordan
Diplome Amekindra ...
Garde Tigre Royal
Papa Michel ...
Enfant Soldat Comp École

Directed by

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Kim Nguyen

Written by

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Kim Nguyen ... ()
 
Simon Trépanier ... (collaborating writer)
 
Alexandre Mangona ... (collaborating writer)

Produced by

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Pierre Even ... producer
Anne-Marie Gélinas ... associate producer
Kim Nguyen ... co-producer
Marie-Claude Poulin ... producer

Cinematography by

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Nicolas Bolduc

Film Editing by

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Richard Comeau

Editorial Department

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Mathieu Boulanger ... technical consultant
Marie-Hélène Bourget ... technical consultant
Mathieu Bérubé ... first assistant editor (as Mathieu Berube)
Miryam Charles ... technical support
Geneviève Clermont ... post-production coordinator
Erik Daniel ... post-production supervisor
Joëlle Desjardins Paquette ... post-production coordinator (as Joelle Desjardins)
Paul Dion ... executive in charge of post-production
Yves Désilets ... technical support
Laurence Fillion ... technical support
Patrice Fortin ... colorist
Josiane Fradette ... post-production manager: Vision Globale
Nicolas Gauthier ... title design
Sandra Houle ... technical support
Raphaël Rainville ... technical support
Roxane Taillon ... technical support
Arthur Tarnowski ... trailer editor

Art Direction by

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Emmanuel Frechette

Set Decoration by

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Josée Arsenault

Costume Design by

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Eric Poirier

Makeup Department

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Olivier Adekoudé ... makeup artist
Caroline Aquin ... prosthetic makeup artist
Tintin Gombot ... makeup artist
Merve Muthio ... makeup artist
Bijou Onya ... key makeup artist
Mbo Shindani ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Erik Daniel ... post-production supervisor
Anne-Marie Gélinas ... production manager
Junior Kalukani ... assistant production manager
Sébastien Maître ... general manager
Babacar Mamadou Seck ... set manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Nicolas Fransolet ... second unit director
Patrick Kalala ... third assistant director
Pierre Magny ... first assistant director
Kiripi Katembo Siku ... second assistant director
Jimmy Tissanabo ... assistant director

Art Department

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Louis Cyr ... property master
Moïse Kasongo ... art department assistant
Kumbu Kumbu ... scenic painter
Floyd Kwendisa ... set designer
Bruno La Haye ... property master (as Bruno Lahaye)
Arlyc Lumbwambu ... art department assistant
Dossou Makawu ... head scenic painter
Deschamps Matala ... assistant art director
Daddy Mbiyé ... art department assistant
Cedric Mbongo ... art department assistant
Junior Nsuka ... scenic painter
Asia Nyembo ... assistant property master / graphic designer
Rhunaud Phanzu ... art department vehicle coordinator
Longo Umba ... scenic painter
Yannick Wawa ... assistant property master
Cédrick Mbongo Mbulu ... assistant art director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Michael Alcantara ... Audio Description Recordist
Christophe Bertrand ... supervisor technical sound
Daniel Bisson ... sound recordist
François-Xavier Bonnard ... sound recordist: narration
Marcelle Cadieux ... sound coordinator
Martin Cazes ... sound studio supervisor
Bernard Gariépy Strobl ... re-recording mixer
Yannick Gauthier ... supervisor technical sound
Claude La Haye ... sound
Gabrielle Labelle Joly ... supervisor technical sound
Louis-Antoine Lassonde ... supervisor technical sound
Simon Meilleur ... foley artist
Fanny Dubois Nguyen ... assistant foley artist
Martin Pinsonnault ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Claire Pochon ... dialogue editor
Francis Péloquin ... boom operator
Jean-François Sauvé ... sound editor
Jean-Philippe St-Laurent ... assistant sound editor

Special Effects by

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Marie-Andrée Lafleur ... special effects coordinator
Guillaume Murray ... special effects coordinator
Sebastien Roussel ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Mathieu Archambault ... digital compositor
Eve Brunet ... visual effects producer
Amélie Dubois ... digital compositor
Patrice Fortin ... colorist
Marie-Josee Gagnon ... digital compositor
Gael Hollard ... digital compositor
Olivier Lavenant ... digital compositor
Stéphane Morali ... digital compositor
Marc Morissette ... visual effects supervisor
Christophe Pacaud ... digital compositor
Stéphane Paradis ... digital compositor
Jonathan Piche-Delorme ... digital compositor
Charles Richer ... digital compositor
Norbert Tissier ... digital compositor
Alexandra Vaillancourt ... visual effects coordinator
Emily Vaillancourt ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Dieudo Mpopola ... stunts
Toto Mutombo ... stunt coordinator
Sangba Vicko ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Eric Bensoussan ... first assistant camera
Lamine Camara ... key grip
Isibango Iko Lebrun ... grip
Komando Mabila ... grip
Dolet Malalu ... grip
Trésor Maluka ... electrician
John Mbingilay ... third assistant camera
Bola Mkasa ... grip
Pape Sarr ... best boy electric / electrician
Jessica Servieres ... second assistant camera
Gaétan St-Onge ... key electrician
Divita Wa Lusala ... data wrangler

Animation Department

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Robert Pellerin ... animator

Casting Department

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Josa Maule ... casting: Canada
Kiripi Katembo Siku ... casting: Democratic Republic of Congo

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Émmanuel Bwanya ... patine
Valérie Bélègou ... key costumer
Mariane Carter ... assistant costumer
Élie Kalamba ... patine
Joseph Kayembe ... patine
Peter Kwunu ... costume department runner
Belda Malembe ... dresser
Aimé Manfiangani ... seamstress
Didi Mukadi ... dresser
Tess Ndombe ... dresser
Adrienne Nsiangi ... seamstress
Emma Zola ... dresser
Maman Évelyne ... seamstress

Script and Continuity Department

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Pierre Magny ... script consultant

Transportation Department

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Aigle Ampila ... driver
Papy Amuli ... office driver
Janvion Atundu ... driver
Philémon Basama ... driver
Éric Basanga ... driver
Riche Batabula ... driver
Junior Bayoyele ... driver
Papy Bende ... additional driver
Emmanuel Bongo ... driver
Papa Cedrick ... driver
Papa Chico ... additional driver
Élie Kalamba ... art department driver
Fabrice Kangesa ... driver
Éric Cowboy Kapita ... transportation coordinator
Nicolas Kasongo ... additional driver
Scott Kibue ... art department driver
Bosco Kilapi ... driver
Mazo Kisita ... driver
Papy Kuedi ... driver
Papa Langa ... driver
Jean-Bries M. ... driver
Dyda Makela ... driver
Gauthier Mambu ... driver
Papa Mayi ... driver
Roger Mgumbu ... driver
Pablo Miéssi ... driver
Tchiesco Msiene ... driver
Nachor Mukendi ... driver
José Munga ... driver
Jean-Brice Mvumo ... art department driver
José Ngoma ... driver
Peter Ngosa ... driver
Tina Niati ... driver
Félix Nzeza ... art department driver
Pitschou Salabiaku ... driver
Papa Simon ... driver
Papa Stone ... additional driver
Teddy Tshibangu ... driver
Alexi Tusikila ... driver

Additional Crew

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Guy Aumond ... production accountant
Djicken Bosombo ... assistant craft service
Carine Bosongo ... second assistant accountant
Lucie Bourgouin ... release coordinator
Sophie Boyer ... script
Paula Davis ... voice director
Charly Djouma ... security
Serge Dufala ... production assistant
Jeannette Garcia ... assistant to producers
Chantal Huet ... corporate finance/accounting
Joe Ilunga ... medic
Roger Kangudia ... craft service
Pitschou Kangudié ... production assistant
Mireille Kikudi ... medic
Marie-Noëlle Legault ... first assistant accountant
Marc Leroyer ... weapons coordinator
Mamengi Alfredo Lombisi ... language coach: Lingala
Jane Lu ... production coordinator
Pascal Luneau ... acting coach: Rachel Mwanza
Thomas Magny ... production assistant
Nicolas Maratier ... assistant armorer
Michel Mayoyo ... production assistant
Mandé Mgey ... military special ability
Passy Mpunga ... security
Samuel Mwamba ... assistant production coordinator
Christian Semutcho ... security
Jeremy Spry ... account manager
Michée Sunzu ... production assistant
Marie-Hélène Viens ... assistant to producers
Maman Véro ... caterer
Patrick Wassy ... production assistant
Renate Wembo ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Komona, a girl in Sub-Saharan Africa, tells the story to her unborn child about her kidnapping by rebels and forced to join their bloody civil war. When she discovers a valuable intuition about the presence of the enemy, she is elevated as a witch and favored by the rebel leader. However, this special status threatens to be short-lived in this world of superstition and senseless brutality even as the ghosts of the war dead haunt her visions. However, when a newfound friend convinces her to desert, Komona finds escaping that brutal life is far from easy with its physical and spiritual consequences following her wherever she goes. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Also Known As
  • War Witch (Canada, English title)
  • War Witch (World-wide, English title)
  • War Witch (United States)
  • Rebelde (War Witch) (Spain)
  • War Witch (Denmark)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,500,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $313,387

Did You Know?

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Trivia The official entry of Canada to the Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013). See more »
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