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Release Date:
11 February 1966 (Italy) See more »
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This is Today's Story of Africa Aflame! See more »
Plot:
The cruel acts of animal poaching and violence, executions, and tribal slaughtering, all taking place on the African continent. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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(9 articles)
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Damning Documentary of Humanity See more (28 total) »

Cast

 
Sergio Rossi ... Narrator (voice)
Gualtiero Jacopetti ... Himself (uncredited)
Julius Nyerere ... Himself (uncredited)
Moise Tshombe ... Himself (uncredited)
Ian Yule ... Mercenary (uncredited)

Directed by
Gualtiero Jacopetti 
Franco Prosperi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gualtiero Jacopetti 
Franco Prosperi 

Produced by
Angelo Rizzoli .... producer
 
Original Music by
Riz Ortolani 
 
Cinematography by
Antonio Climati 
 
Film Editing by
Gualtiero Jacopetti 
Franco Prosperi 
 
Production Management
Stanis Nievo .... production manager (as Stanislao Nievo)
 
Sound Department
Fausto Ancillai .... sound mixer
Frederick Ridgard .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Tonino Cacciottolo .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Federico Abussi .... assistant camera
Ugo Valenti .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Maria Gianandrea .... assistant editor
Clara Mattei .... assistant editor
 
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Billy 'Silver Dollar' Baxter .... director of promotions
Paolo Ketoff .... technical supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Africa Adieu" - South Africa (English title) (dubbed version)
"Africa Blood and Guts" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
140 min | Sweden:116 min | USA:83 min (1970 release) | USA:122 min | Norway:124 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Australia:R | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (2003) | Finland:K-18 (DVD rating) | Finland:K-16 (re-rating) (1968) (cut) | Finland:(Banned) (1967) | Italy:VM18 | Italy:VM14 (DVD) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (heavily cut) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (heavily cut) (video premiere)
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In one scene where director Gualteiro Jacopetti and his crew encounter a soldier at Dar es Salaam, Jacopetti (in the dark blue shirt) is seen for a few seconds after he and his crew were dragged out of the car. Notice that Jacopetti suffered a cut after the soldier smashes the car window.See more »
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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Damning Documentary of Humanity, 24 October 2004
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

Sent to Africa to make the next Mondo Cane movie the film makers found themselves in the middle of several revolutions. What they would film would form the basis of a damning attack on everyone, both black and white, involved in the shift in power on the Dark Continent.

I've watched the three versions of this film and I'm a fan of all of them. Interestingly the one I like the least is the original cut of the film which has several snide comments and re-dubbed voices that make the film truly rude and cruel for no good reason. The original cut goes out of its way to have a holier than thou view that is missing from both of the English cuts. The original cut also has several more minutes of animal cruelty that is completely uncalled for.

This film ran into serious trouble upon its original release because charges were brought, though later found to be false, that the film makers had paid some of the soldiers to kill some one so that they could film it. (this charge would form the basis for The Wild Eye, a fictional film about the making of a mondo movie made by another Mondo Cane director) Considering all of the the death and destruction in this film I find it hard to believe that anyone would have had to have been paid to kill anyone.

Yes, its a tough film, but it leaves no one with clean hands, even the film makers.

See this film. It will make you think.

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