War Witch

Synopsis: Komona, a girl in Sub-Saharan Africa, tells the story to her unborn child about her kidnapping by rebels and forced to join their bloody civil war. When she discovers a valuable intuition about the presence of the enemy, she is elevated as a witch and favored by the rebel leader. However, this special status threatens to be short-lived in this world of superstition and senseless brutality even as the ghosts of the war dead haunt her visions. However, when a newfound friend convinces her to desert, Komona finds escaping that brutal life is far from easy with its physical and spiritual consequences following her wherever she goes.
Genre: Drama, War
Director(s): Kim Nguyen
Production: Tribeca Film
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 34 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

he came onto 30 elephants.

But because of his magic,

he was able to fight the elephants.

You know why

he's called Great Tiger?

Because his magic is so strong

that he can even eat men.

what are you doing?

Sit down.

what is it?

It's the eye of the night.

He sees everything

that happens in the night.

And that?

Protection by the ancestors.

And the wings?

It's the bird ofthe night.

He takes the eye to the sky.

I have something

that you will always

have to keep on you.

Give me your hand.

Put it in your pocket.

- what are you doing?

- I'm drinking magic milk.

The chief's son

wanted to get married,

so he invited girls.

They put their makeup on

with lipstick...

You are pretty, mademoiselle.

One day, many government soldiers

came to the mine

because they wanted to steal

the Coltan from Great Tiger,

So I took my AK-47

and we won the battle,

even if there were more soldiers

in front of us

than I have hairs on my head,

we're not going back to Great Tiger!

- I am not leaving!

- You're coming with us!

I'm dreaming.

See this grigri?

You're the one who's going to die

if you shoot, not me.

After everything I have

done for you!

I protected you in the camp,

in the river...

- we're going back to Great Tiger.

- No!

You've lost your mind.

They've made you crazy.

Go on, leave.

Come on. Let's go.

- Leave me!

- Come on, I said!

Now listen to me.

The magician spoke to me

for a very long time,

He told me that, one day

or another, I would die,

that the government soldiers

would kill me

or that Great Tiger would make

holes in me with his AK-47,

on the day I would not do

the job well,

He told me that Great Tiger

had already killed

three witches before me,

So I decided to listen

to Magician and leave with him,

Are we moving forward or backward?

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Kim Nguyen

Kim Nguyen is a Canadian film director and screenwriter, best known for his 2012 film War Witch (Rebelle). The film was the top winner at the 1st Canadian Screen Awards; in addition to being named Best Picture and winning acting awards for two of its stars, Nguyen himself won the awards for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec to a Vietnamese father and a French Canadian mother, Nguyen has directed a number of feature films to date including War Witch (also known by the French title Rebelle) in 2012 and Eye on Juliet in 2017. He is a 1997 graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, having earned a BFA. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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