Noirs et Blancs en Couleur (Black and White in Color)
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Noirs et Blancs en Couleur (Black and White in Color)
The inaugural film effort of French director Jean-Jacques Annaud, Black and White in Color is set during World War I. Upon the outbreak of hostilities, a French trading post in West Central Africa finds itself at odds with a formerly peaceful German post, for no other reason than their parent countries are at war. The newly xenophobic French traders attack the Germans, only to fail in their efforts. Socialist Jacques Spiesser is put in charge of the debilitated French contingent, utterly discarding his former high ideals in the process. Filmed on location on the Ivory Coast, the satirical… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Jean-Jacques Annaud made an impressive directing debut with his WWI-set political tale, which won the 1976 Best Foreign Language Oscar."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"biggest chuckles are often reserved for the blundering priests and merchants, as seen by the Ivory Coast natives"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Its message is more enduring in regards to war than in regards to race relations"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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