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Lumumba

Lumumba

May. 13, 2000115 Min.
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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 Belgian 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.
Lumumba
Lumumba
Original title Lumumba
TMDb Rating 6.3 23 votes

Director

Raoul Peck
Director

Cast

Ériq Ebouaney isPatrice Émery Lumumba
Patrice Émery Lumumba
Alex Descas isJoseph Mobutu
Joseph Mobutu
Théophile Sowié isMaurice Mpolo
Maurice Mpolo
Maka Kotto isJoseph Kasa Vubu
Joseph Kasa Vubu
Dieudonné Kabongo isGodefroid Munungo
Godefroid Munungo
Pascal N'Zonzi isMoïse Tshombe
Moïse Tshombe
Cheik Doukouré isJoseph Okito
Joseph Okito
Makena Diop isThomas Kanza
Thomas Kanza
Mariam Kaba isPauline Lumumba
Pauline Lumumba
Rudi Delhem isGénéral Emile Janssens
Général Emile Janssens

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