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Made in the tradition of such true-life political thrillers as MALCOLM X and JFK, Raoul Peck’s award-winning epic dramatizes the rise and fall of legendary African leader Patrice Lumumba. When the Congo declared its independence from Belgium in 1960, the 36-year-old Lumumba became the first Prime Minister of the newly independent state but would last just months in office before being brutally assassinated.

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The lead actor is this historical drama is amazing to watch. I think this film is mis-categorized as action/adventure.

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Thanks, agree with your comment and we've corrected the genre categorization.

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Viewers who have visited Brazzaville will appreciate the earlier verson of airport architecture captured in the film, a brief relaxation of focus on an intense African post-colonial nightmare.

An interesting production. The script is lacking in dealing with character development yet this may have been absent due to the emphasis on action. Worth viewing.