The Snows of Kilimanjaro
THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO (15)
LES NEIGES DU KILIMANDJARO
Director Robert Guediguian I 2010 I 107 min
Cast Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Robert Meylan, Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet
Even though he’s lost his job, Michel lives happily with Marie-Claire. These two have been in love for thirty years. Their children and grand-children fill them with joy… They have a group of close friends… They are proud of their union struggles and political activism. Their consciences are as clear as their gazes.
This happpiness will be shattered along with their sliding door when two armed and masked men break into their home, beat them, tie them up, tear their wedding rings from their fingers, and run off with their credit cards.
They are even more distraught when they learn that this brutal attack was organized by one of the young laborers laid-off at the same as Michel was, it was carried out by one of their own.
Michel and Marie-Claire realize, little by little, that Christophe, their assailant, only acted out of necessity. In fact, he lives alone with his two younger brothers and takes care of them admirably, keeping an eye on their studies and watching over their health…
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