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Release Date: December 21, 1969

Year    :   1969
Slogan    :   «The man who sells war.»
Genres    :   Drama, War
Production Companies    :   PEA
Director    :   Gillo Pontecorvo
Producers    :   Alberto Grimaldi, Mario Del Papa, Sergio Merolle, Averoe Stefani
Writers    :   Franco Solinas, Franco Solinas, Giorgio Arlorio, Giorgio Arlorio
RunTime    :   112 mins.

The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to deal with the same rebels that he built up because they have seized too much power that now threatens British sugar interests.

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