Es una película que parece ser un documental, es muy real y habla claramente del sufrimiento de esta chica, por todo lo que pasa pero que sin embargo se hace en un sentido fría porque no le queda de otra pues ahora tiene que defender a la pandilla que mato a su familia, es muy entretenida y tiene tomas en mano muy seguidas ademas se ve quenecesito mucho presupuesto pues tiene un color de naturalidad muy limpia.
Im very hmmmm....about this movie I must admit. While I found some of it moving it had the distinct smell of an outsiders perspective on African situations. Just didn't totally hit home for me while I found the lead performance excellent and the story overall meaningful.
An extremely powerful and disturbing movie War Witch (Rebelle) is a French-Canadian movie that goes into the mind of a child soldier as she tells the story to her unborn child. The movie was nominated in the best foreign movie category for the 85th Academy Award in 2013...
Harrowing and powerful tale of child soldiers, war, atrocity, survival, love and in the end hope. Nguyen has made his best work to date and though hard to watch at times so well worth experiencing. Rachel Mwanza gives one of the best performances of the past year richly deserving her prize at Berlin earlier this year. This film bravely puts a face to stories we too often choose to ignore.
Though perhaps an oversimplification, one might describe the experience as a hybrid of Cate Shortland's Lore, the intimately observed and exquisitely filmed travelogue through a harrowing ordeal, and the magical realism as narrated by an innocent, as per Behn Zeitlin's Beasts Of The Southern Wild. Austere, yet stylish, and worth checking out for Mwanza's impressive performance.
Move over white rabbit, the white rooster's in town. LATimes notes that Nguyen's film is "less about war and child soldiers than it is about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances. His inspiration came a Burmese guerrilla group known as God's Army in the '90s who were believed by their followers to have magic powers." This deeply affecting work is brilliantly conceived and realized.
The story of a 12 year old narrating to her unborn child the harrowing story of how she ended up in the rebel forces in an unnamed country in Africa and what she'd been through. Manages to mesmerize the audience with a mix of great acting, exquisite soundtrack of African music, extraordinary cinematography including the hair raising depictions of the spirits of the dead. Will not be forgotten easily.
A difficult yet captivating watch that treads similar child soldier territory to Johnny Mad Dog yet offers a far deeper and character centred perspective. The performances and camera work appear to be in perfect synch and the films succeeds wonderfully in communicating a tangible sense of loss and the pain of a damaged psyche.. 4 stars
Movie about violating many rights children should have according to the Convention on the Rights of a Child.. Most dominating were the rights that children shouldn`t be involved in an armed conflict and of course they shouldn`t be physically abused This treaty is actually also ratified in Congo, but I guess it is very difficult for the state to fight against the rebels who disobey the laws.