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White Material

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White Material
Movie poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Cameroon.jpg Cameroon
Directed by Claire Denis
Release Date 2009
Language French
Studio Why Not Productions
Wild Bunch
France 3 Cinéma
Distributor Wild Bunch Distribution
Main Cast
Character Actor
Maria Vial Isabelle Huppert
André Vial Christopher Lambert
Manuel Vial Nicolas Duvauchelle
"The Boxer" Isaach De Bankolé
Lucie Vial Adèle Ado
Henri Vial Michel Subor
José Vial Daniel Tchangang
Chérif William Nadylam
Hamudi David Gozlan
Jeep Ali Barkai

White Material is a French language film, released in 2009 (and getting limited theatrical release in the U.S. in 2010) starring Isabelle Huppert as Maria Vial, Christopher Lambert as André Vial and Nicolas Duvauchelle as Manuel, their son; a white landowning family trying to keep their coffee plantation in the middle of a civil war in an African nation. The locals begin to act fanatically against any and all white people they see. The situation turns from bad to worse when Maria Vial aids a wounded rebel leader named "Boxer", putting her and her family squarely in the sights of the military and rival factions, all whom are crushing any vestige of white colonialism in their country. Maria refuses to evacuate and, soon realize, that the local villages and her plantation had been occupied by the militant army, lead by the cruel and ruthless Jeep and all her family members became captured by rebels.

The following weapons were used in the film White Material:



Arminius HW-3

Nana (uncredited) Jeep's second in command, uses Arminius HW-3 throughout the movie. One of the Jeeps mens later steal another Arminius HW-3, which, most likely, the same movie prop.

Arminius HW-3 - .22 caliber revolver
Nana covers, Arminius in hands at the film beginning.
Nana draws her sidearm during the ambushing of the Track.
Nana threatens Maria Vial with her Arminius.
Nana shoots a truck driver with a Arminius HW-3 Revolver.
Nana raises her revolver.
A close view of the Arminius in the Nana's hand.
Nana with the revolver, which is seen tucked to the belt.
Jeep's man find the revolver in a drawer.
The same character reloads his new weapon.

Snub Nose revolver

One of the Jeep's militants very briefly holds a snub nose revolver, when they massacred the school children in the lokal school. This revolver may be the same Arminius movie prop, but it's only guess.

Jeep's militant at the far left chase the schoolboy, revolver in hands.


Valtro Mod. 98 Civil

An Italian replica Valtro Mod. 98 Civil can be seen held by the Moulah (uncredited), the chief of highwaymen, whom Maria Vial recognizes as someone she once knew.

Valtro mod. 98 Civil - 9mm P.A. blank firing
Moulah aims his pistol at Maria. Note the letters "Made in Italy".
Maulah brandishes his pistol.

MAC Mle 1950

MAC Mle 1950 is the personal sidearm of the rebel leader, named "The Boxer" (Isaach De Bankolé).

French MAS Mle 1950 pistol - 9x19mm Parabellum.
"The Boxer" is seen lying with the pistol on the belt.
"The Boxer" covers with his pistol.
"The Boxer" with the pistol in hands.
"The Boxer" puts his pistol on the bed.
Jeep tries to grab the "The Boxer"'s pistol, but he take it back.

Browning HP

Jeep (Ali Barkai), the commander of the main rebels militia squad carry the Browning HP throughout the movie. One of the soldiers carry Browning HP on the belt. Most likely, the single movie prop was used.

Browning Hi-Power "Type 73" - 9x19mm. These Hi-Powers feature elongated bushings different from Hi-Powers Made before 1973 and after the MK II Series.
Jeep aims his HP.
Jeep puts his HP to the belt.
The perfect view of the Jeep's HP.
Jeep aims his HP at Maria.
Jeep resting, HP on the belt.
Jeep escaping after the end of the last battle.
The government soldier with the HP on to his belt.


Double barreled shotgun

Double barreled shotgun is the most commonly seen weapon used by villagers, militias and bandits.

Baikal hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge.
Lucie (Adèle Ado) puts the Double barreled shotgun into the car.
Maria Vial (Isabelle Huppert) a second before taking the same shotgun.
The child militant of the Jeep's rebels carry the double barreled shotgun.
The highwayman, named Peter Nembo (uncredited) aims his Double barreled shotgun at Maria.
Peter Nembo with the shotgun at the right.
Highwayman, named Samir (uncredited) with the Double barreled shotgun at the left. Highwayman, named François-Joseph with the single barreled shotgun at the right.
The shotgun is seen on the sling, which is carried by one of the Jeep's rebels.
The peasant holds Maria at the gunpoint with her own shotgun.
The double barreled shotgun is seen in the box.

Single Barreled Shotgun

Several highwaymen and rebels can be seen carrying the Single Barreled Shotguns.

Harrington & Richardson Topper Shotgun - 12 gauge. This is a common single barreled breach loading top break shotgun.
Highwaymen, named François-Joseph (uncredited) with the shotgun on the sling.
François-Joseph with the single barreled shotgun at the right.
One of the Jeep's child militants runs with the shotgun at the far left during the ambushing of the truck.
The same character one second later.
Note the single barrel.
Jeep's child militant with the Single barreled shotgun at the center.

Remington Model 1100

Manuel Vial (Nicolas Duvauchelle) steals the Remington Model 1100 (most likely, the Classic Field version) from his father, after he realize, that they are under attack of Jeep's militants.

Remington 1100 Classic Field - 12 gauge
Manuel Vial grabs the shotgun. Note the double barreled shotgun in the box.
Manuel with the shotgun on the shoulder.
The loading port can be seen.
The slightly other view of the Manuel's shotgun.
Manuel brandishes his shotgun.
The close view of the tubular mag.
Lucie took the shotgun from Manuel.
Manuel Vial tries to volunteer to the Jeep's army, the same semiautomatic shotgun strapped to his back.
Manuel holds the shotgun.

Submachine Guns

Beretta PM12S

Policeman carry Beretta PM12S on the sling.

Beretta PM12S with stock closed - 9x19mm
A close view of the Beretta.

Assault Rifles

M16A1 Rifle

Several Jeep's militants can be seen armed with the M16A1 rifles. The M16A1 rifle can be seen in the armament of the government army. Most likely the single movie prop was used.

M16A1 with 30 Round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Rebels run aboard a departing truck, one of them holding M16A1.
The same rifle one second later.
The child rebel at the far left carry the M16.
The M16 is seen lying on the car.
The barrel of the M16 can be seen at the left.
Drunken Jeep's rebel puts the rifle on the ground.
The slightly other view of the M16.
The government armament. The M16 can be seen at the bottom, left.

FN FAL Paratrooper

The FN FAL Paratrooper can be seen in the armament of the government army.

FN FAL 50.61 Paratrooper with 21" barrel - 7.62x51mm NATO
The government armament. The FN FAL can be seen at the left.


Most of the government army soldiers were armed with the FAMAS F1 rifles. Several rebels also carry this rifles.

The government armament. The large numbers of FAMAS can be seen from center to right.
The young female militant of the Jeep's army carry the FAMAS at the bottom, left. The adult militant at the center carry the RPG.
The same female militant runs with the FAMAS, when they exterminate the school childrens of the local school.
The same female militant with the FAMAS during the massacre on the lockal market.
The another rebel carry the FAMAS.
The same rebel with the FAMAS.
The government soldiers with the FAMAS rifles before the battle.
The government soldiers with the FAMAS, when they preparing to liberate the village, occupied by the Jeep's militants.
The government soldiers aims their FAMAS.
The government soldiers carry their FAMAS after they liberated the Maria 's village from Jeep's militants.


Several government soldiers can be seen armed with the AKMS rifles.

AKMS, stamped steel receiver w/ slant muzzle brake and under-folding stock - 7.62x39mm
The government armament. Three AKMS can be seen at the left.
The government soldier carry the AK on the sling.
The other government soldier checking the bus at the same scene.
The same government soldier turns, which gave a better view of the muzzle of his AK rifle.
The government soldiers goes through the forest with the AK rifles.


Several Jeep's militants uses AKS-47 rifles throughout the movie.

Type I AKS-47 - 7.62x39mm
The bald young rebel at the center carry the AK rifle.
Jeep's militants during the massacre in the local school. The one at the right carry AK rifle.
Jeep's militant holds the AK rifle during the attack on the truck.
Several rebel carry the AK rifles.
The rebel brandishes the AK rifle.
Drunken militant holds the AK rifle, while being attacked by the government soldiers.

Rocked Launchers


Several Jeep's rebels carry the unloaded RPG-2 (most likely, the single movie prop).

RPG-2 launcher
Rebel carry the child and RPG.
The same rebel a few seconds later.
Militants runs during the attack on the Maria's village. The rebel at the far left, carry the RPG.

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