Zeitgeist Films | Release Date: June 27, 2001
Summary: At the Berlin Conference of 1885, Europe divided up the African continent. The Congo became the personal property of King Leopold II of Belgium. On June 30, 1960, a young self-taught nationalist, Patrice Lumumba, became, at age 36, the first head of government of the new independent state. He would last two months in office. (Zeitgeist Films)
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Runtime: 115 min
Production: Canal+
Genres: Biography, Drama, History, War
Countries: Germany, France, Belgium, Haiti
Languages: French, Lingala
Home Release Date: Oct 22, 2002
Director Credit
Raoul Peck Director
Writer Credit
Dan Edelstein Writer
Pascal Bonitzer Writer
Raoul Peck Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Alex Descas Joseph Mobutu
Eriq Ebouaney Patrice Émery Lumumba
Cast Credit
Alain Bouillé Le Pilote Du Dakota
André Debaar Walter J. Ganshof Van Der Meersch
Cheik Doukouré Joseph Okito
Dieudonné Kabongo Godefroid Munungo
Edgar Henri Mato Un Ministre
Francis Adam Le Maître D'hôtel
Maka Kotto Joseph Kasa Vubu
Makena Diop Thomas Kanza
Mariam Kaba Pauline Lumumba
Mata Gabin Helene Bijou
Pascal N'Zonzi Moïse Tshombe
Rudi Delhem Général Emile Janssens
Théophile Sowié Maurice Mpolo
Producer Credit
Arlette Zylberberg Associate Producer
Diana Elbaum Associate Producer
Georges Goldenstern Associate Producer
Jacques Bidou Producer
Philippe Bober Associate Producer
Raoul Peck Producer
Richard Boidin Associate Producer
Shelby Stone Producer: HBO