Mobutu


This is a standard documentary aimed at an audience largely desensitised to the horrors of the modern world. It's a detailed account of the rise to power of the eponymous, cynical Congolese dictator, which doesn't pull any punches in identifying his benefactors in the CIA and European governments. It presents Mobutu as being an intellectually, if not morally complex figure.


135 minutes.
Parental Guidance (Violence) .

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Credits

Cast
Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett, Stanley Tucci, Calista Flockhart, Anna Friel
Director
Thierry Michel
ScreenplayThierry Michel
MusicMarc Herouet
CinematographyOliver Stapleton
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor Pictures
Made in1999
Produced byImage Création, Le Studio Canal+, Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Communauté, Françdaise de Belgique, VRT, CBA, Les Films de la Passerelle, RNTC, Les Films d'Ici, Radio-télévision Belge





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Peter Frost
10
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
15
The Star
Lawrence van Gelder
16
Rapport
Barrie Hough
18
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
16

Average .. 75%

15

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Mohammed S Duba 18
Bheka Nkonyane 16

Average .. 85%

17

Visitor Comments

June Koffi: I really enjoyed this film. It was informative as well as disturbing. The combination of old film clips and interviews gave you the sense of how Mobutu's character affected the country.

Mohammed S Duba: Best African documentary film ever.

Bheka Nkonyane: Revealing!






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