Lumumba is a tremendously moving film experience, with beautiful cinematography and a stupendous soundtrack. The casting of both African and European actors is outstanding, with exceptional performances throughout. Raoul Peck's directing exhibits as much finesse as a maestro guiding an orchestra. It is no wonder that the film has already won the Director Fortnight Award at Cannes last year and was the winner for best feature film at the Pan-African Film Festival in Los Angeles. Shot in Belgium, and Zimbabwe and Mozambique for its African locations (the ongoing war in the DRC prohibited filming there), the film has astounded audiences in Europe, Africa, Cuba and Canada. It is a phenomenal depiction of the human suffering caused by the hypocrisy of Western democracies. As Lumumba wrote in his last message to his wife, Pauline Opanga, History will one day have its say, but it will not be the history that Brussels, Paris, Washington or the United Nations will teach, but that will be taught in countries emancipated from colonialism and its puppets. Africa will write its own history, and it will be, to the north and to the south of the Sahara, a history of glory and dignity. (Haiti Progres)

trigon-film dvd-edition 97
Language OV french Subtitles english, français, deutsch, español
Length 112 min. Screen 1:1.85 - 16/9 PAL, color Sound DD 2.0 FSK 14+ Region code
Bonus interview with Raoul Peck

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