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Lumumba

Lumumba

cast: Eriq Ebouaney, Alex Descas, Maka Kotto

year: 2000

colour: no

certificate:

director: Raoul Beck

runtime: 110

The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Haitian-born and later Congo-raised writer and director Raoul Peck renders an emotional and tautly woven account of the mail clerk and beer salesman with a flair for oratory and an uncompromising belief in the capacity of his homeland to build a prosperous nation independent of its former Belgium overlords.

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