This collection of films directed by the phenomenally talented Claire Denis serve as a showcase of her decade-spanning, award-winning career, beginning with her international breakthrough CHOCOLAT and carrying through to her most recent work WHITE MATERIAL. Brave, challenging and frequently controversial, Claire Denis is one of the most important French filmmakers of her generation and is the most critically acclaimed female director working in the world today. Also includes BEAU TRAVAIL and NENETTE ET BONI.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: French ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Box Set, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Chocolat (1988)
A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty - and the intricate nature of relationships in a racist society.
Nenette and Boni (1996)
Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza baker, and is surprised and enraged when his younger sister, having run away from boarding school, suddenly turns up. There's a problem that they must confront.
Beau Travail (1999)
This film focuses on an ex-Foreign Legion officer as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in Africa.
White Material (2009)
Denis revisits Africa, this time exploring a place rife with civil and racial conflict. A white French family outlawed in its home and attempting to save its coffee plantation connects with a black hero also embroiled in the tumult. All try to survive as their world rapidly crumbles around them. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Berlin International Film Festival, British Independent Film Awards, Cannes Film Festival, Ceasar Awards, European Film Awards, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, ...The Claire Denis Collection - 4-DVD Box Set ( Chocolat / Nenette and Boni / Beau Travail / White Material ) ( Nénette et Boni )