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Black Jesus

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Directed by Valerio Zurlini
Italy, 1968


Drawing on the death of Congolese nationalist Patrice Lumumba, this is a fable about a Christlike revolutionary in an unnamed postcolonial African country. The charismatic leader of a nonviolent movement (Woody Strode) is tortured by the brutal military regime.

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Black Jesus Directed by Valerio Zurlini

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