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Lumumba (2000)

05/13/2000 (FR) DramaHistory 1h 55m
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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.

  1. Raoul Peck

    Director, Writer

  2. Pascal Bonitzer


  3. Dan Edelstein


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ériq Ebouaney

    Ériq Ebouaney

    Patrice Émery Lumumba

  2. Alex Descas

    Alex Descas

    Joseph Mobutu

  3. Théophile Sowié

    Théophile Sowié

    Maurice Mpolo

  4. Maka Kotto

    Maka Kotto

    Joseph Kasa Vubu

  5. Dieudonné Kabongo

    Dieudonné Kabongo

    Godefroid Munungo

  6. Pascal N'Zonzi

    Pascal N'Zonzi

    Moïse Tshombe

  7. Cheik Doukouré

    Joseph Okito

  8. Makena Diop

    Makena Diop

    Thomas Kanza

  9. Mariam Kaba

    Mariam Kaba

    Pauline Lumumba

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Original Language French

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