Lumumba (2001)

Lumumba
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 55mins.
Genres Drama, Historical, Biopic
Keywords political
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Marianne Dumoulin Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Jacques Cluzard Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Bernard Lutic Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Patrick Meunier Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Pascal Bonitzer Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Richard Boidin Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Raoul Peck Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jacques Comets Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jean-Claude Petit Music n/a 120781 8000001
Dirk Bombey Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Jean-Pierre LaForce Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000002
Charlotte David Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Sylvie Brocheré Casting n/a 179 10000001
Denis Renault Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Andre Fonsny Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Georges Goldenstern Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Raoul Peck Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Pascal N'Zonzi Actor Moise Tshombe 1 1000006
Andre Debaar Actor Walter J Ganshof Van der Meersch 1 1000007
Cheik Doukoure Actor Joseph Okito 1 1000008
Dieudonne Kabongo Actor Godefroid Munungo 1 1000005
Maka Kotto Actor Joseph Kasa Vubu 1 1000004
Alex Descas Actor Joseph Mobutu 1 1000002
Theophile Moussa Sowie Actor Maurice Mpolo 1 1000003
Oumar Diop Makena Actor Thomas Kanza 1 1000009
Mariam Kaba Actor Pauline Lumumba 1 1000010
Diana Elbaum Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Philippe Bober Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Jacques Bidou Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Jacques Bidou Producer n/a 3 3000001
Rudi Delhem Actor General Emile Janssens 1 1000011
Raoul Peck Director n/a 2 2000001
Eriq Ebouaney Actor Patrice Lumumba 1 1000001
Synopsis
The story of political leader Patrice Lumumba, Congo's first prime minister, who helped lead his country to independence from Belgium in the late 1950s. Lumumba's vision of a united Africa earned him powerful enemies: the Belgian authorities, who wanted a much more paternal role in their former colony's affairs, and the CIA, who supported Lumumba's former friend Joseph Mobutu, in order to protect U.S. business interests in Congo's vast resources and maintain their upper hand in the Cold War power balance. During the tenuous first six months of Congo's independence, when civil war threatened to erupt, Lumumba tried to quell hostilities but was eventually betrayed by Mobutu, whom he had appointed as head of the army. In 1961, with several conspiracies occuring at once, Lumumba met a brutal death--a mere nine months after becoming the country's first Prime Minister.
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