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Lucas Van den Eynde ...
 Guy Moeyaert 7 episodes, 1997
Karen van Parijs ...
 Hélène Vermarcke 7 episodes, 1997
Guy Van Sande ...
 Luk Vermarcke 7 episodes, 1997
Dennis Rudge ...
 Gabriel Ndazaru 7 episodes, 1997
Hans De Munter ...
 Jean Roland 7 episodes, 1997
Roger Bolders ...
 Pater Alexis 7 episodes, 1997
Rik van Uffelen ...
 Maurice Vermarcke 7 episodes, 1997
Peter Kampira ...
 Clément 7 episodes, 1997
Willy Thomas ...
 Michel Vandenbosche 6 episodes, 1997
Suzanne Colin ...
 Madame Irène 6 episodes, 1997
Ingrid De Vos ...
 Marie Roland 6 episodes, 1997
Guusje van Tilborgh ...
 Hilda Claessens 6 episodes, 1997
Peter Rouffaer ...
 Rik Lenaerts 6 episodes, 1997
Marc Peeters ...
 Albert Lelong 6 episodes, 1997
Dawn Parkinson ...
 Berthe Lelong 6 episodes, 1997
Jean-Charles Mbarushimana ...
Els Dottermans ...
 Anita Lenaerts 5 episodes, 1997
Mia Grijp ...
 Gaby Lenaerts 5 episodes, 1997
Johan van Assche ...
 François Stevenin 5 episodes, 1997
Criso Kitenge ...
 Kanubana 5 episodes, 1997
Pascale Poma ...
 Hortense Nyiratezi 5 episodes, 1997
Geert Vermeulen ...
 Wim Crabbé 4 episodes, 1997
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 Arthur Claessens 4 episodes, 1997
Walter Muparutsa ...
François Beukelaers ...
 Karel Horemans 3 episodes, 1997
Nzamwita Rwasi ...
Daniel Dury ...
 Districtcommissaris 3 episodes, 1997
Marthe Schneider ...
 Thomas Vermarcke 3 episodes, 1997
Hervé Heymans ...
 Adjudant 3 episodes, 1997
Clément Braine ...
Roland Deschamps ...
 Ploegbaas 3 episodes, 1997
Robbie Cleiren ...
 Pierre Roland 2 episodes, 1997
Netty Vangheel ...
 Mariette Colson 2 episodes, 1997
Jakob Beks ...
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 Fred Lelong 2 episodes, 1997
Tania Poppe ...
John Chinosiyani ...
Warwick Broad ...
 Ingenieur 2 episodes, 1997
Rod Campbell ...
 Thevenot 2 episodes, 1997
Koen De Mulder ...
 Plantagebezitter 2 episodes, 1997
Richard Meikle ...
Marcus Leroy ...
 Kolonist 2 episodes, 1997
Stanislas Mundeke ...
Patience Pangetti ...
 Caroline Nibikare 2 episodes, 1997
John Muhimanvi ...
Ransom Mahaka ...
Marshall Shumba ...
Kanai Mutambara ...
Vincent Rouffaer ...
 Vrachtwagenchauffeur 2 episodes, 1997
Henry Hlahla ...
 Ibambasi 2 episodes, 1997
Simon Shumba ...
 Arbeider 2 episodes, 1997
Jepson Mupindu ...
 Arbeider 2 episodes, 1997
Blanka Heirman ...
 Moeder van Hélène 2 episodes, 1997
Rudi Katsande ...
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 Vader van Hélène 2 episodes, 1997
Steven Maendamhuru ...
 Oude man 2 episodes, 1997
Kafu Saungweme ...
 Arbeider 2 episodes, 1997
Wellington Matarutse ...
 Oude man 2 episodes, 1997
Collin Muchirahondo ...
 Christian 2 episodes, 1997
Leonard Chuma ...
 Dorpeling 2 episodes, 1997
Kiki Kwetemu ...
 Kindermeisje 2 episodes, 1997
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Guy Moeyaert is a well-meaning colonial official in a jungle district of the Belgian Congo in the last years of white colonial rule, after the Second World War, a paternalistic system where the state, unable to be properly present all over the vast, sparsely populated country, collaborates systematically with the Roman Catholic missions -in his post, father Alexis- and private enterprise, in case mainly the mining company -locally represented by engineer Lenaers- which also helps out with money and labor for such public tasks as road building. Even his grip on the natives is weak, as they live under hereditary tribal leaders, which must take from its people what they are legally obliged to deliver to the state in taxes and labor; coercion is done by force, including whipping on the bare buttocks, which Guy hates. Guy also starts a love affair with Hélène Vermarcke, who gets estranged from her husband Luk (the three were already friends in Belgium) as he devotes all his efforts the ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Kongo, Belgian television art
8 November 2006 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

First of all, it is a Belgian production starring classical Belgian actors who we see in many other Television programs and films of Belgian origin. Many of the actors have played roles in films like 'De Zaak Alzheimer' (wich is translated in English to ' the Memory of a Killer')

Why named Kongo? Because Kongo is how we called that colony in the 19-20th century, pretty obvious I guess. I gave 9 out of 10 because it gives a true sight on the history of the Belgian colony, this happens through eyes off colonists. It gives a realistic view of the oppression in African country's by European nations.

The best reason for being unknown is that the mini-series is played in dutch. Although with English subtitles I think that it would be well worth the time to watch it.

Even with this short review I have one conclusion: Good Belgian television is too unknown for its quality! Bravo!


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