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The Snows of Kilimanjaro

The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)


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Despite losing his job, Michel lives happily with Marie-Claire. They have been in love for more than thirty years ...Their children and grandchildren delight them... They have plenty of close friends...They are proud of their union and political struggles... Their conscience is as clear as their view of life. This happiness will be shattered along with their French window by two young men, armed and masked, who beat them, tie them up, snatch their wedding rings and flee with their credit



Robert Guediguian, Victor Hugo

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The film succeeds as an ethical enquiry and as populist, politically intelligent drama.

September 11, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out
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[A] richly textured and hearty yet fable-like view of domestic intimacy and social conflict.

February 27, 2012 Full Review Source: New Yorker
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Like the characters themselves, the performances are highly sympathetic but the film remains a social debate in the great 19th-century tradition...

February 10, 2012 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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A memorable film to warm a winter heart.

February 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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Unusual, compelling and inspirational enough to moisten your eyes.

October 17, 2012 Full Review Source: Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post

Characteristically honest and affecting.

September 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

Justice, decency and solidarity sometimes feel like old-fashioned virtues but they lie at the heart of The Snows Of Kilimanjaro.

September 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Daily Express
Daily Express

Deeper than it first appears. And even playing a dullard, Darroussin dazzles.

September 13, 2012 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
Little White Lies

It's made with a sure and steady hand that never takes shortcuts with its important message.

September 13, 2012 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

Robert Guédiguian's affecting blend of social grit and domestic tenderness steers clear of sentimentality - just.

September 13, 2012 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

This heart-warming and socially conscious French drama is poignantly beautiful with a standout lead performance from director Robert Guediguian's muse, Ariane Ascaride.

September 12, 2012 Full Review Source: ViewLondon

Contains no traces of Hemingway whatsoever. Good.

September 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Scotsman

A poignant portrait of marriage and a dramatic chronicle of hardships and justice.

September 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Shot in warm, summery tones, TSOK muses pertinently on justice and forgiveness while painting a moving portrait of an enduring marriage.

September 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

Provocative stuff.

August 19, 2012 Full Review Source: The List
The List

Doce e caloroso como seus personagens principais, mas falho como seu jovem bandido.

April 4, 2012 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

The original script, inspired by the Victor Hugo poem How Good Are the Poor, hooks the viewer; indifference is impossible.

March 8, 2012 Full Review Source:

Translates perfectly well as a portrait of Boomers who pat themselves on the back for past glories and the reality of a resentful younger demographic on their heels.

February 10, 2012 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

The circumstances here, like the characters, are fascinatingly complex.

October 24, 2011 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

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