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Sambizanga (1972)

102 min | Drama

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...See moreDomingos 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. Written by Artemis-9 See less
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Claude Agostini (dialogue) (screenplay) | Sarah Maldoror (script) | Maurice Pons (dialogue) (screenplay) | Luandino Vieira (novel "A Vida Verdadeira de Domingos Xavier") | Mário de Andrade (additional dialogue)
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Updated Dec 31, 1972

Release date
Nov 21, 1973 (United States)
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Jean M'Vondo
Petelo Petelo   See fewer
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Dino Abelino
Zito (as Adelino Nelumba) Zito (as Adelino Nelumba)   See fewer
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Talagongo
Miguel (as Tala Ngongo) Miguel (as Tala Ngongo)   See fewer
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Lopes Rodrigues
Mussunda Mussunda   See fewer
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Henriette Meya
Bebiana Bebiana   See fewer
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Manuel Videira
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Ana Wilson
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6.8 / 10 | 152 votes