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Aro Recommended Lumumba


France / Belgium 2000, 115 minutes
Dir. Raoul Peck
In French with English subtitles
Rating: [M]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama

Topics: Biopic, Politics, Period 1950s.


Aroview: A strident and fittingly uncompromising biopic about an African political icon, Patrice Lumumba, who liberated the Congo from Belgium in the late 1950s, but payed the price with his life for his fierce integrity and radical idealism.

Portraying a nation scarred by colonialism but fragile in its independence, this exposes the unpalatable truths about cold-war politics and one man's fight for change in the face of overwhelming forces.

NZ International Film Festival 2002

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