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Black Jesus

Black Jesus
  • 1968
  • Italy
  • 93 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Valerio Zurlini
  • Written by: Franco Brusati, Valerio Zurlini
  • Cast: Woody Strode
  • Language: Italian

In Zurlini's radical interpretation of the Passion of Christ, Strode plays Lalubi, a messianic freedom fighter imprisoned during the civil war in the Belgian Congo. A fine and direct engagement with the brutality of colonialism.

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