The Snows of Kilimanjaro

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On DVD: April 3, 2012

1h 30m | Drama

Union representative Michel (Jean-Pierre Darroussin) is freshly unemployed because, as a crew boss and a socialist at a shipyard in Marseilles, he thought his name should also go into the hat when the company held a draw for downsizing. Michel's wife, Ariane (Ariane Ascaride), cleans the homes of the wealthy for a living.

On the occasion of their wedding anniversary, Michel and Ariane, who are in their fifties, are given money and two tickets for a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa from their family and friends. Soon after, during a quiet evening at home, two masked men break in and beat them violently before taking all their money.

When Michel finds out that one of the attackers is a shipyard employee who was laid off, and who is responsible for his two younger brothers, he and Marie-Claire find themselves immersed in a moral dilemma. In French with English subtitles.

Director: Robert Guédiguian
Studio: Diaphana Films
Cast: Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Ariane Ascaride, Gérard Meylan, Marilyne Canto, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Anaïs Demoustier, Adrien Jolivet
Writer(s): Jean-Louis Milesi, Robert Guédiguian
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