The Lion Has Seven Heads (1970)

01/01/1970 (IT) DramaHistory 1h 43m


Invoking Africa’s brutally violent and complex colonial histories in the film’s polyglot, hydra-headed title, Glauber Rocha transposes his radical allegory of oppression from the Brazilian backlands of his Cinema Novo classic Antonio das Mortes (1968) to the Congolese savanna. A white-robed preacher wanders and sermonizes across African lands; European communists and CIA spies conspire out of mutual self interest to engineer the appointment of an African bourgeois to a puppet government presidency; and a revolutionary group marches in exile.

  1. Glauber Rocha

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Gianni Amico


Top Billed Cast

  1. Rada Rassimov

    Rada Rassimov


  2. Giulio Brogi

    Giulio Brogi


  3. Gabriele Tinti

    Gabriele Tinti

    American Agent

  4. Jean-Pierre Léaud

    Jean-Pierre Léaud


  5. Aldo Bixio


  6. Baiack


  7. Reinhard Kolldehoff

    Reinhard Kolldehoff


  8. Hugo Carvana

    Hugo Carvana


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The Lion Has Seven Heads
The Lion Has Seven Heads

Original Title Der Leone Have Sept Cabeças

Status Released

Original Language Portuguese

Budget -

Revenue -


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