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  • Director Glauber Rocha
  • Runtime 1 hour 43 minutes
  • Genres Drama, History
  • Language Portuguese

Der Leone Have Sept Cabeças

The Lion Has Seven Heads
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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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