L'État Sauvage (1978)

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L'Etat Sauvage is based on the novel by Georges Conchon which won the highly esteemed Prix de Goncourt. The story chronicles the mindless racism of both the departing French colonial overlords and the emergent black Africans in a newly emerging African state. Laurence (Marie-Christine Barrault) suffers the outrage of her white acquaintances, including her former lover Gravenoir (Claude Brasseur) and her ex-husband Avit (Jacques Dutronc), for her affair with Patrice Doumbe (Doura Mane), an official in the new government. He in turn is ridiculed by his fellow cabinet ministers for stepping out with a white woman. The vilification escalates to such a point that Patrice is brutally murdered, and Laurence barely escapes the country alive, with the help of her ex-husband Avit. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi
Rating:
R
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Cast

Michel Piccoli
as Orlaville
Claude Brasseur
as Bravenoire
Doura Mane
as Patrice Doumbe
Baaron
as Modimbo
Sidiki Bakaba
as Cornac
Alphonse Beni
as Minister One
Celia
as Irene
Akonio Dolo
as Boy Elie
Cheikh Doukouré
as Industrial Minister
Assane Falle
as Minister of Children's Affairs
Marblum Jequier
as Minister's Wife
Joseph Mono
as Boy Raoul
Umban U'kset
as Kotoko
Pierre Walker
as Swiss Minister
Jacques Sereys
as Prime Minister
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