First screened in September 2018
Director: Markus Schleinzer. Cast: Makita Samba, Ryan Nzogang, Kenny Nzogang, Alba Rohrwacher, Larisa Faber, Lukas Miko, Michael Rotschopf, Ange Samuel Koffi D'Auila, Jean-Baptiste Tiémélé, Nancy Mensah-Offei, Marisa Growaldt, Christian Friedel, Gerti Drassl. Screenplay: Markus Schleinzer and Alexander Brom.

Twitter Capsule: Imagine Barry Lyndon fused to Black Venus. Devastating, meticulously built story of a black man who was nominally free.

VOR:   Aspects of Schleinzer's pitiless camera and strategic violations of period realism derive from other sources, but the whole feels mightily original.

Photo © 2018 Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion/Amour Fou Luxembourg

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

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