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The Snows of Kilimanjaro ()

Les neiges du Kilimandjaro (original title)
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A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences.

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Marie-Claire
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Michel
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Raoul
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Christophe
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Denise
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Flo
Adrien Jolivet ...
Gilles
Robinson Stévenin ...
Le commissaire
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La mère de Christophe
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Agnès
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Le serveur du bar
Yann Loubatière ...
Jules
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Martin
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Maryse
Raphaël Hidrot ...
Jeannot
Anthony Decadi ...
Gabriel l'agresseur
Jeanine Gévaudan ...
Madame Iselim
Frédérique Bonnal ...
Martine
Flavio Tortora ...
Enfant
Naïm Pardoux ...
Enfant
Carla Bensoussan ...
Enfant
Gabrielle Forest
Mélissa Barbaud
Angelica Sarre
Gabrielle Atger
Simon Frenay
Jean-Henri Roger
Angelo Stagliano
Bruno De Souza
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Eric Vastine ...
Patron (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Guédiguian

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Victor Hugo ... (poem: Les Pauvres Gens)
 
Jean-Louis Milesi ... (written by) &
Robert Guédiguian ... (written by)

Cinematography by

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Pierre Milon

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Bernard Sasia

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Hugo Brissaud ... post-production assistant
Sophie Denize ... digital intermediate producer
Florian Du Pasquier ... digital intermediate supervisor
Etienne Grandou ... digital intermediate manager
Pierre Huot ... post-production coordinator / post-production manager
Jacky Lefresne ... colorist
Valérie Meffre ... assistant editor
Adrien Pagotto ... second assistant editor
Alex Seery ... digital cinema mastering

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Michel Vandestien

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Gérard David

Costume Design by

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Juliette Chanaud

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Mayté Alonso ... makeup artist (as Maité Alonso-Pedrón)

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Madjid Hamzaoui ... assistant unit manager
Malek Hamzaoui ... production manager
Pierre Huot ... post-production manager

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Joan de Camaret ... second assistant director
Ferdinand Verhaeghe ... first assistant director

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Arnaud Dias ... Ripper
Benjamin Evrard ... art department assistant
David Vinez ... assistant set decorator

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Olivier Busson ... boom operator
Laurent Lafran ... sound mixer
Armelle Mahé ... re-recording mixer
Valérie Meffre ... dialogue editor
Bridget O'Driscoll ... supervising sound editor

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Vincent Buron ... first assistant camera
Philippe Leroy ... electrician

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Gaëlle Baud ... bits & extras casting assistant

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Anne-Marie Giacalone ... costumer

Location Management

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Bruno Ghariani ... location manager

Music Department

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Pascal Mayer ... music supervisor
Gennaro Nocerino ... composer: additional music

Additional Crew

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Viviane Andriani ... press
Jeff Gaillard ... talent agent
Serge Hayat ... equity provider
Andrew P. Kirkham ... dvd producer [gb]
Svetlane Vaesken ... administrative production manager

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Plot Summary

At a French shipyard, a trade unionist named Michel deliberately arranges to have himself on the dockworkers' randomly chosen downsizing list to spare another of his fellow workers. While he has his severance package and his friends and family's generosity to ease this sacrifice, this also gets his home invaded and robbed along with his wife and friends. Through pure luck, Michel finds out the identity of one of his assailants, a young worker who was on the same downsizing list himself, and gets him arrested. However, both Michel and his wife find that their vindictive satisfaction is soured by their realization of their assailant's motives and the larger consequences of their revenge. Struggling with their conscience, the couple finds themselves independently trying to live up to their ideals for a greater sense of justice. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Also Known As
  • Les pauvres gens (France)
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro (United States)
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro (World-wide, English title)
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro (Canada, English title)
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro (United Kingdom)
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Runtime
  • 107 min
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Budget EUR4,200,000 (estimated)

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