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as Patrice Lumumba
as Joseph Mobutu
as Maurice Mpolo
as Marice Mpolo
as Joseph Kasa Vubu
as Godefroid Munungo
as Moise Tshombe
as Walter J. Ganshof Van der Meersch
as Joseph Okito
as Thomas Kanza
as Pauline Lumumba
as General Emile Janssens
Critic Reviews for Lumumba
Peck, who assayed Lumumba's life in a 1991 documentary, now paces the doomed man's story like the genuine thriller it is.
At the heart of the movie is Ebouaney's performance as Lumumba, every bit as intense as Denzel Washington's as Malcolm X.
Ebouaney is easily the best thing about this import.
An engrossing film that attempts to unearth a dark period of African history and the short-lived tenure of Lumumba's power.
The vividness of the figures and situations whets the appetite.
Audience Reviews for Lumumba
This historical drama is about the national hero of Democratic Republic of Congo, Patrice Lumumba. The drama hows everything mainly from Lumumba's life (instead of the atrocities committed during the following chaotic civil war). Nonetheless, it uncovers what history has taken so long to achieve: that there were outside parties involved in the killing of Lumumba. For colonial history enthusiasts, "Lumumba" is a must-watch.
(***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] An interesting film.
Interesting. This was a great movie and it reveals the big picture and educates people on the issues that led to the problems that many African countries have been facing all this years.
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