War Witch (2012)

War Witch was released on DVD on September 10, 2013
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Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children’s points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

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US DVD Release Date September 10, 2013
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Run time 90 min
Theater Release Date March 1, 2013
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date September 10, 2013
Actors Rachel Mwanza, Alain Lino Mic Eli Bastien, Mizinga Mwinga, Serge Kanyinda, Ralph Prosper, Jean Kabuya, Diane Uwamahoro, Jupiter Bokondji
Directed by Kim Nguyen
Studio Tribeca Film
MPAA Not-Rated (Not Rated)
Gross $70,544
Genre(s) Drama
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