The Lion Has Seven Heads

The Lion Has Seven Heads (1970)

Invoking Africa’s brutally violent and complex colonial histories in the film’s polyglot, hydra-headed title, Glauber Rocha transposes his radical allegory of oppression from the Brazilian backlands of his Cinema Novo classic Antonio das Mortes (1968) to the Congolese savanna. A white-robed preacher wanders and sermonizes across African lands; European communists and CIA spies conspire out of mutual self interest to engineer the appointment of an African bourgeois to a puppet government presidency; and a revolutionary group marches in exile.

  • Glauber Rocha
  • Gianni Amico
  • Glauber Rocha
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  • Release Date: 1970-01-01
  • Language: Français | Italiano | Português
  • Country: BR, CG, FR, IT
  • Runtime: 103
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