Directed by Raoul Peck
drama depicts the true story of Patrice Emery Lumumba, the first leader of
an independent Congo, whose vision of a united Africa earned him loyal
allies at home and powerful enemies abroad. The movie details how the U.S.
government, through the C.I.A., conspired with Belgium to have Lumumba
assassinated to protect business and Cold War power interests. "Mr. Peck
makes no plea for crocodile tears; his ambitions are as wide and
encompassing as those of his subject...[Eriq] Ebouaney's performance is a
muscular assertion of willfulness" (Elvis Mitchell, New York Times).
French with English subtitles. 115 minutes.