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This Magnificent Cake! (2018)

Ce magnifique gâteau! (original title)
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An anthology film set in colonial Africa in the late 19th century telling the stories of 5 different characters: a troubled king, a middle-aged Pygmy working in a luxury hotel, a failed ... See full summary »
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4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Decleir ... The King (voice)
Bruno Levie Bruno Levie ... Georges (voice)
Paul Huvenne Paul Huvenne ... Narrator (voice)
Gaston Motambo Gaston Motambo ... Ota (voice)
Alexander Rolies Alexander Rolies ... Petit Phillipe (voice)
August Rolies August Rolies ... Petit Philippe (voice)
Jamal Tahri Jamal Tahri ... Angry Neighbor (voice)
Michel Kossi Michel Kossi ... Brother Ota (voice)
Wim Willaert ... Van Molle (voice)
Goua Robert Grovogui ... The Lost Porter (voice) (as Goua Grovogui)
Anna Schoonbroodt Anna Schoonbroodt ... Louis' Mother (voice)
Angelo Tijssens ... Louis (voice)
Sebastien Dewaele ... Pierre (voice)
Dirk Rypens Dirk Rypens ... Drunk Man on Boat (voice)
Walter Canipel Walter Canipel ... Extra voice (voice)
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An anthology film set in colonial Africa in the late 19th century telling the stories of 5 different characters: a troubled king, a middle-aged Pygmy working in a luxury hotel, a failed businessman on an expedition, a lost porter and a young army deserter.

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Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: And The Nominees Are... (2018) See more »

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Wonderful animation - it's a shame the story was inadequate.
2 June 2020 | by nisanyetkinSee all my reviews

I really wanted to love this short. When I satrted watching it, I was mesmerized by the animation, the character design, the colour palette, the textures, the voice acting and sound design... Unfortunately, all these positive aspects were ruined by an extremely vague narrative posing as "dreamlike". The "biting" humor doesn't work. The non-commentary on the horrors of racism and what Belgium's done in Congo is stumpy, to say the least. Are we meant to empathize with the racist, horrid characters because of their awkward, if a bit funnily gross representation? The film, ultimately, doesn't say anything. That would be OK if it wasn't saying that it was saying something. I'm extremely disappointed, hence the extremely low amount of stars.


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Official Sites:

Marc & Emma

Country:

Belgium | France | Netherlands

Language:

French | Dutch

Release Date:

2018 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

This Magnificent Cake! See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$991, 3 March 2019

Gross USA:

$7,888

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,888
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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