The Lion Has Seven Heads

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The Lion Has Seven Heads

The Lion Has Seven Heads

Release Date: January 01, 1970

Year    :   1970
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Claude Antoine Films, Polifilm
Director    :   Glauber Rocha
Producers    :   Gianni Barcelloni, Claude Antoine
Writers    :   Glauber Rocha, Gianni Amico
RunTime    :   103 mins.

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.

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