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Grey Matter (2011)

Matière Grise (original title)
Balthazar is a young African filmmaker on the brink of directing his first project, The Cycle of the Cockroach, a fictional story about a young woman who survived unspeakable atrocities ... See full summary »

Director:

Kivu Ruhorahoza

Writer:

Kivu Ruhorahoza
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ramadhan Bizimana Ramadhan Bizimana ... Yvan
Tamim Hakizimana Tamim Hakizimana ... The Lying Technician
Kennedy Jones Mazimpaka Kennedy Jones Mazimpaka ... The Money Lender
Jean Pierre Kalonda Jean Pierre Kalonda ... The Commision Guy
Hervé Kimenyi Hervé Kimenyi ... Balthazar
Natasha Muziramakenga Natasha Muziramakenga ... Mary
Ruth Nirere Ruth Nirere ... Justine
Juma Moses Nzabandora Juma Moses Nzabandora ... The Psychiartrist
Nirere Shanel Nirere Shanel ... Justine
Jp Uwayezu Jp Uwayezu ... Madman
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Storyline

Balthazar is a young African filmmaker on the brink of directing his first project, The Cycle of the Cockroach, a fictional story about a young woman who survived unspeakable atrocities only to find herself committed to the same mental institution as a man driven insane by the crimes he perpetrated during the war. Potential funders for the film insist the themes are too bleak and pessimistic-they encourage Balthazar to make a "message" film that raises awareness about gender-based violence or HIV/AIDS instead. But he refuses to give up. Instead of telling his production team the news, Balthazar continues preparations for the film without financing or equipment. After rehearsing a scene with each of the characters, reality blurs and scenes from the script materialize, provoking the question: Can a film like this exist only in the director's dreams? Armed with a daring and creative visual language, writer/director Kivu Ruhorahoza boldly grasps at the illusory trick of representation in ... Written by Roya Rastegar

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madness | rwanda | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Rwanda

Language:

Kinyarwanda | French

Release Date:

21 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kigali, Rwanda

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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