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This Magnificent Cake! (Blu-ray)

Available Date : 09/24/2019
Release Year : 2018
Running Time : 46
UPC : 738329239855
Country : Belgium, France
Language: Dutch, French
Genre : Animation
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An official selection at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Toronto International Film Festival and Telluride Film Festival,  This Magnificent Cake! (Ce Magnifique Gâteau!) is an unforgettable work of stop-motion animation exploring the bitter milieu of Belgium-occupied Congo. In the late 19th century, keen to compete with other European imperial powers on the continent, King Leopold II of Belgium proclaimed, “I do not want to miss a good chance of getting us a slice of this magnificent African cake.”  The subsequent occupation of the Congo would come to attract a contingent of servants, merchants and miscellaneous bourgeois driven by everything from insatiable greed to existential fear. From the intimate stories of these characters—many of whom pass through a luxury hotel in the middle of the jungle—emerges a greater narrative concerning the imperialist mentality. In a film by turns surreal, darkly comic and brutal, directors Marc James Roels and Emma de Swaef ultimately turn their critical gaze on the colonists themselves in a work of stunning, mysterious beauty.

Product Extras :

Behind-the-scenes gallery • Interview with Marc James Roels  e Burden (2017, a short  lm by Niki Lindroth von Bahr)

Oh Willy... (2012, a short  lm by Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels)

Publish Date : 2019-08-27
  • Emma De Swaef - Director
  • Marc James Roels - Director
  • Jan Decleir - Actor
  • Bruno Levie - Actor
  • Paul Huvenne - Actor

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