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Set in 1973, the film centres around Notre-Dame du Nil, a Catholic boarding school for the daughters of Rwanda’s elite, who are caught between the unctuous generosity of creepy post-colonial pseudo-admirers of the “Black Pharaohs” and the looming threat of genocide. Based on the book of the same name by Scholastique Mukasonga and directed by Afghan filmmaker Atiq Rahimi.
  • Swiss Premiere
  • fiction
  • Rwanda, France, Belgique
  • 2019 | 93 min. | Colour
  • Language : French | Kinyarwanda |
  • Subtitles : French
Cast & Crew
Atiq Rahimi
Ramata Toulaye-Sy
Thierry Arbogast
Hervé de Luze
Jacqueline Mariani
Dana Farzanehpour
Etienne Curchod
Ingrid Ralet
Mathieu Cox
Santa Amanda Mugabekazi
Albina Sydney Kirenga
Angel Uwamahoro
Clariella Bizimana
Marie Legrand
Rani Massalha
Charlotte Casiraghi
Dimitri Rassam
Les Films du Tambour
Chapter 2
France 2 Cinéma
Swoon Productions
Belga Productions
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Atiq Rahimi
2001 Nous avons partagé le pain et le sel (documentary)
2002 Afghanistan, un état impossible ? (documentary)
2004 Earth and Ashes (awarded in Cannes)   
2012 Syngué Sabour, pierre de patience

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