GKIDS | Release Date: March 1, 2019
Summary: In the late 19th century, keen to compete with other European imperial powers on the continent, King Leopold II of Belgium proclaimed, "I do not want to miss a good chance of getting us a slice of this magnificent African cake." The subsequent occupation of the Congo would come to attract a contingent of servants, merchants and miscellaneous bourgeois driven by everything from insatiable greed to existential fear. From the intimate stories of these characters -- many of whom pass through a luxury hotel in the middle of the jungle - emerges a greater narrative concerning the imperialist mentality. [GKIDS]
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Runtime: 44 min
Rating: Not Rated
Official Site: http://www.thismagnificentcake.com/
Production: Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC)
Genres: Drama, History, Comedy, Animation, Short
Countries: FR, BE, NL
Languages: French, Dutch
Director Credit
Emma De Swaef Director
Marc James Roels Director
Writer Credit
Emma De Swaef Writer
Marc James Roels Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Alexander Rolies Petit Phillipe
August Rolies Petit Philippe
Bruno Levie Georges
Gaston Motambo Ota
Goua Robert Grovogui The Lost Porter
Jamal Tahri Angry Neighbor
Jan Decleir The King
Michel Kossi Brother Ota
Paul Huvenne Narrator
Wim Willaert Van Molle
Cast Credit
Angelo Tijssens Louis
Anna Schoonbroodt Louis' Mother
Dirk Rypens Drunk Man On Boat
Sebastien Dewaele Pierre
Walter Canipel Extra Voice
Producer Credit
Ben Tesseur Producer
Emma De Swaef Co-Producer
Jean-François Le Corre Co-Producer
Koen Vermaanen Producer
Marc James Roels Co-Producer
Mathieu Courtois Co-Producer
Paul Mathot Co-Producer
Peter Mansfelt Co-Producer
Steven de Beul Producer