Sambizanga (1972)

Domingos is a member of an African liberation movement, arrested by the Portuguese secret police, after bloody events in Angola. He does not betray his companions, but is beaten to death in prison, and not knowing he is dead, his wife goes from a prison station to another, trying in vain to know where he is.

Director: Sarah Maldoror.
Stars: Domingos de Oliveira, Elisa Andrade, Jean M’Vondo, Dino Abelino, Benoît Moutsila, Talagongo, Lopes Rodrigues, Henriette Meya, Manuel Videira, Ana Wilson.

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Note: here’s a pretty rare African movie, this copy comes from a digitzed 16mm print, unfortunately as in many cases for 16mm prints of foreign films the subtitles many times fade with the background and they are hard to read, there’s also a visible green line that crosses from top to bottom for the first 35-40 minutes of the film, after that it’s gone, overall the quality is pretty good, I wasn’t able to find a better copy of this film so this one will have to do for now.

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