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Heart of Darkness (1993)

A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity's soul.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Marlow
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Kurtz
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Mfumu
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Gosse
Morten Faldaas ...
Harlequin
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De Griffe
Michael Fitzgerald ...
Harou
Geoffrey Hutchings ...
Delcommune
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The Intended
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Verme
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White Agent
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Captain Fenard
Michael Cronin ...
Louette
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Black Beauty
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Storyline

Marlow is an ambitious and adventurous sailor who is employed by an English trading company and sent to an African colony. There he travels up the river, visiting the trading stations who barters for ivory with the natives. On his journey he is told about a man named Kurtz whose station is the one furthest up the river, deep in the African jungle. Some talk of him in awe, others in admiration, but they all seem to fear him. As Marlow gets closer and closer to Kurtz he understands that the man has gone insane and is now doing the most horrible and blasphemous deeds. Based on Joseph Conrad's classic novel about greed and insanity. Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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river | insanity | jungle | greed | ivory | See All (7) »

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13 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Maldição da Selva  »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Orson Welles first set up his production deal with RKO in 1940, this was to be their first movie. Excessive costs made it too prohibitive and so they proceeded with " Citizen Kane " instead. See more »

Goofs

The Congo River is actually hundreds of meters across and not the pitiful and barely navigable stream it is depicted as in the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Riverdale: Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness (2017) See more »

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A sucessful attempt to bring Conrad's intention across
26 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

A very courageous attempt to bring one of the most intricate books of literature to the screen. The story manages to get most of Conrad's basic messages across and the acting is superb. The liberties taken by the script often deepen the meaning and do seldom distort it. Compliments to writer and director.


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