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. Lumumba emerges here as the heroic sacrificial lamb dubiously portrayed by the international media and led to slaughter by commercial and political interests in Belgium, the United States, the international community, and Lumumba's own administration; a true story of political intrigue and murder where political entities, captains of commerce, and the military dovetail in their quest for economic and political hegemony.
Writer:Pascal Bonitzer, Dan Edelstein (English dubbed version), Raoul Peck
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Christine S (ca) wrote: A surprisingly honest story of the life of Ozzy. Would only really appeal to Ozzy/Sabbath fans. A sort of update from the days of the reality show 'The Osbournes'
Rishi R (br) wrote: I loved the movie... perhaps one of those clean movie backed by very good story... the first half was a bit slow paced and touch boring,.. but the second half made up for the loss.. In the end you have to say ... a movie very well done :)
Rebecca H (kr) wrote: I actually thought this movie was good. I would recommend this to other people.
Bradley W (au) wrote: Earned its spot on the list of worst video game adaptations of all time. Just bad all around.
Sarah (ru) wrote: This movie is great! It makes me cry tho.
Charlie M (jp) wrote: Supposedly haunted castle soon becomes reality when two spirits take up residence. It's a goofy comedy that doesn't pretend to be intelligent.
Steve G (it) wrote: Moments of self-serious direction (ala Welles), overacting, & plot ambiguity. But the world that Eisenstein creates is magnificent. And the times that the plot isn't up in the air are brilliant!The first one makes more sense now. If you put both together, you truly get a masterwork in cinema.
Emily D (jp) wrote: This film was all over the place, it just couldn't decide which story line it wanted to be in. Suddenly at the end it decides to haul in the discovery of another gospel, that part is true enough but it feels awkward tacked on at the end. Save me Lord from bad horror/religious films where the priest gets seduced by the female lead who can't decide if she's possessed or just having a little Christ-like issue with wounds and blood. For me, this was painful viewing.
Michael C (it) wrote: A horror movie about a werewolf and no werewolf! An hour and half movie and the main character doesn't transform for over and hour. When he finally does transform yo see him on the shadows for each kill. This adds for great dramatic effect and the lighting in this movie is fantastic. I understand it is supposed to get the movie goes wondering a what he looks like but it is very print. Finally when you see him transform, the makeup effect is not to be desired, but passable for a movie from the early 60's. What saved the movie is the great acting and the overall storyline.