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by Robert Guédiguian


Although he has lost his job, Michel lives happily with Marie-Claire. They’ve been in love for 30 years, are fulfilled as parents and grand-parents, have close friends and are proud of their trade union and political battles. This happiness is shattered along with their French window when two young armed and masked men hit them, tie them up, pull off their wedding rings and make off with their credit cards. Their distress is all the more acute when they find out the attack was organised by a young worker made redundant at the same time as Michel. However, they gradually discover that their attacker, Christophe, only acted out of necessity: he lives alone with his two little brothers and does an admirable job of looking after them, attending to their education and health. Their mother left them to live her own life and they never knew their father. Michel and Marie-Claire thus decide to look after the two little brothers while they wait for Christophe to be released from prison.

international title: The Snows of Kilimanjaro
original title: Les neiges du Kilimandjaro
country: France
sales agent: Films Distribution
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Robert Guédiguian
film run: 107'
release date: FR 16/11/2011, BE 30/11/2011, IT 02/12/2011, SI 19/01/2012, NO 10/02/2012, GR 08/03/2012, DE 15/03/2012, AT 16/03/2012, SE 30/03/2012, FI 20/04/2012, ES 27/04/2012, PT 24/05/2012, DK 14/06/2012, NL 26/07/2012
screenplay: Robert Guédiguian, Jean-Louis Milesi
cast: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Gérard Meylan, Maryline Canto, Adrien Jolivet, Robinson Stévenin, Karole Rocher, Jacques Boudet, Anaïs Demoustier
cinematography by: Pierre Milon
film editing: Bernard Sasia
art director: Michel Vandestien
costumes designer: Juliette Chanaud
producer: Robert Guédiguian
production: Agat Films & Ex Nihilo, France 3 Cinéma
backing: Canal +, Ciné Cinéma, région Paca, Sofica Cofimage 22, Cinémage 5, La banque postale image 4, Soficinéma 7
distributor: Diaphana Distribution, Cinéart, Sacher Distribuzione, Thimfilm GmbH, Arsenal Filmverleih, Golem Distribución, Cinéart Netherlands B.V., Bergen Kino, Film & Kino, Feelgood Entertainment, (country:RO,id:248270,release


main awards/selection

LUX Prize of European Parliament 2011 
Cannes 2011 Un Certain Regard

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