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War Witch (2013)

War Witch

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

March 01, 2013 (Limited)

Duration

90 min.

Studio

Tribeca Film

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Kim Nguyen

Producer

Pierre Even, Marie-Claude Poulin

Screenwriter

Kim Nguyen

Starring

  • Rachel Mwanza
  • Alain Lino Mic Eli Bastien
  • Serge Kanyinda
  • Mizinga Mwinga
  • Ralph Prosper
  • Jean Kabuya

Story


Komona (Rachel Mwanza) is only 12 years old when she is kidnapped by rebel soldiers and enslaved to a life of guerrilla warfare in the African jungle. Forced to commit unspeakable acts of brutality, she finds hope for survival in protective, ghost-like visions (inspiring a rebel chief to anoint her "War Witch"), and in a tender relationship with a fellow soldier named Magician (Serge Kanyinda). Together, they manage to escape the rebels' clutches, and a normal life finally seems within reach. But after their freedom proves short-lived, Komona realizes she must find a way to bury the ghosts of her past.

Pictures (13 photos)


A scene from Metropole Films' War Witch (2012)
Rachel Mwanza stars as Komona in Metropole Films' War Witch (2012)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..it's beautifully rendered and familiar..”
by Guy Dixon [Globe and Mail]
“..the sensitively imagined story of a child soldier in Africa makes War Witch a genre benchmark and a breakout work for writer-director Kim Nguyen..”
by Deborah Young [Hollywood Reporter]
“..the refreshing surprise is how impressively Canadian-based writer-helmer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notche..”
by Leslie Felperin [Variety]