This film is based on the true character of Robert Denard (known as Bob Denard) in the 60's when he fights in Democratic Republic of Congo. As a mercenary, he defends President Mobutu who ... See full summary »

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Bob Denard
Christophe Vandevelde ...
Lieutenant Rossi
Dan Herzberg ...
Lieutenant Fourrier
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Le commandant du SDECE
François Loriquet ...
Le conseiller du SDECE
Pascal N'Zonzi ...
Moïse Tshombé
Richard Lukunku ...
Lieutenant Oka
Lawrence Joffe ...
Agent de la CIA chauve
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Agent de la CIA à lunettes
Maëva Pasquali ...
La maîtresse
Leigh Bremridge ...
L'épouse
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Colonel Sango (as Hubert Kundé)
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Général Mobutu
Jacques Gombault ...
Le sergent ivre
Rosalind Jacobs ...
La mère supérieure
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This film is based on the true character of Robert Denard (known as Bob Denard) in the 60's when he fights in Democratic Republic of Congo. As a mercenary, he defends President Mobutu who won his position after a putsch. Despite pressures from the French government who supports Mobutu's opponent Moïse Tshombé, Denard stays loyal to Mobutu until the very end when he unsterdands Mobutu wants him dead. Denard's only solution becomes to get rid of Mobutu, however the French governmet ends up changing side to support Mobutu. Luckily for him Denard manages to be rescued after head injury during combat against Mobutu's troops...

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3 October 2011 (France)  »

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€4,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Hubert Koundé is credited as "Hubert Kundé" in the opening titles and "Hubert Koundé" in the end credits. See more »

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Very Interesting

The director - Thomas Vincent - had already made a film with Clovis Cornillac in 2008 - LE NOUVEAU PROTOCOLE, that I commented, about nasty politics, a very good feature. Here again the two worked together and this is a rather good product. I don't know many things about mercenaries and politics in Congo in the 60's. So far, I don't know if everything here is absolutely true. But it sounds so. Africa and its rotten politicians, so barbarians, cruel, fierce who may give you the need to puke. If you are not racist, you may become, if you stick to the picture given of these men. But, of course, if you are smart enough...I speak only of the leaders.

A nasty tale, here again. Cheat, treason, killings, coups, threats of all kinds, broken agreements. Yes, it stinks, but I guess it was made in that purpose.

Clovis Cornillac is convincing in the leading character: the most known french mercenary of all time.


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