Released: 20 May 2016

Country: France (2016 Cannes Film Festival)

Director: Sean Penn

Producers: Bill Gerber, Matt Palmieri, Bill Pohlad  

Lead Actors: Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem, Adele Exarchopoulos, Jean Reno 


Set against the backdrops of war-torn Liberia and, later, in modern day South Sudan, "The Last Face" tells the story of the intimate relationship between two humanitarian physicians who dedicate their lives to help treat people in war torn countries. Directed by Sean Penn, the film stars Javier Bardem and UN Messenger of Peace Charlize Theron. The film was released in May 2016.

CCOI’s Role:

CCOI facilitated legal approvals and worked with OCHA to assist Ms. Theron in gaining access to Médecins Sans Frontières operations in the Central African Republic to witness how medical staff triage trauma victims in conflict situations.  

Related UN Issues: 

Sustainable Development Goals - #3 Good Health and Well-Being, #16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions and #17 Partnerships for the Goals