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Africa addio
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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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Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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(9 articles)
User Reviews:
As Beautiful as it is Violent 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
 
Other crew
Billy 'Silver Dollar' Baxter .... director of promotions
Paolo Ketoff .... technical supervisor
 

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Additional Details

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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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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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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 Death Scenes 3 (1993) (V)See more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
As Beautiful as it is Violent, 16 December 2009
Author: dutchbeats from Canada

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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