Lumumba (2000)

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Released 24-Oct-2003
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Lumumba is a gripping political thriller which tells the story of the legendary African leader Patrice Emery Lumumba. Called "the politico of the bush" by journalists of his day, the brilliant and charismatic Lumumba rose rapidly to the office of Prime Minister when Belgium conceded the Congo's independence in June, 1960.

Lumumba's vision of a united Africa gained him powerful enemies: the Belgian authorities, who wanted a much more paternal role in their former colony's affairs, and the CIA, who supported Lumumba's former friend Joseph Mobutu in order to protect U.S. business interests in Congo's vast resources and their upper hand in the Cold War power balance. The architects behind Lumumba's brutal death in 1961, a mere nine months after becoming the country's first Prime Minister, recently became known and are dramatized for the first time in Lumumba.

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Eriq Ebouaney
Alex Descas
Théophile Sowié
Maka Kotto
Dieudonné Kabongo
Pascal N'Zonzi
André Debaar
Cheik Doukouré
Oumar Diop Makena
Mariam Kaba
Rudi Delhem
Directed by
Raoul Peck
Jean-Claude Petit
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
Drama 2000 109:07 (Case: 115) 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
Widescreen 1.85:1, 16x9 Enhanced
French Dolby Digital 2.0 (256Kb/s)
English for the Hearing Impaired
Theatrical Trailer, Featurette-Lumumba: Death Of A Prophet, Featurette-The Congo: A Brief History, Featurette-A Congolese Chronology, Notes-Lumumba's Last Letter, Trailer-Bowling For Columbine, Power And Terror, , Trailer-Manufacturing Consent, Last Party 2000, In Shifting Sands
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