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Africa addio (1966)

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The cruel acts of animal poaching and violence, executions, and tribal slaughtering, all taking place on the African continent.

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From the producers of 'Mondo Cane' comes this violent document of a continent in transition; the change from white colonialism to independent black statehood. Often times, this resulted in the wholesale massacre of thousands of people and the indiscriminate extermination of wild life. Captured on film are mercenary killer squads wiping out entire villages, executions, Mau-Mau massacres and more! Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The SEARING... SHOCKING... SAVAGE... EXPLOSIVE Birth of a Continent! See more »


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11 February 1966 (Italy)  »

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Africa Blood and Guts  »

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Two new scenes were added in the English version of Africa Addio. One was the Africans' portrayal on the white people and another was the rich Africans with their white nurses. About 12 minutes of the original film was cut. See more »

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Featured in The Godfathers of Mondo (2003) See more »

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As Beautiful as it is Violent
16 December 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Quite the conundrum, 80% of the comments focus only on the violence, which is extreme and relentless at times. It should also be noted that the film clocks in at 2 hours and 20 minutes, and, there is a whole other world being presented when the violence stops. Quite simply, the cinematography will knock your socks off; we're talking major motion picture stuff with an original score that keeps evolving and is quite breathtaking(i still haven't seen this on a big screen but, wow). Speaking of breathtaking, visually this film is a feast for the eyes, it's hard to believe at times that i'm watching a documentary; a documentary that will open you up and get inside you and everyone that sees it, with no pun intended and no shame. As someone else said here, it is 'an uneasy time capsule'. The brutality, perfectly balanced with tender and profound beauty. Real situations balanced with oddity and humor.

I mean, the directors won an Oscar for cinematography just before this and at one part of the film they are a breath away from being executed, only to be saved by an officer who points out that they are Italian. Now in 2009, and every day forward until the end of civilization, this collection of moving pictures becomes more and more potent, gaining credence with every new low that so-called 'modern' humanity sinks to, with the temporal yet exquisite fruits of it's labor always just out of reach of the masses. AN ABSOLUTE MUST SEE


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