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Africa: Blood and Guts (1966)

Africa addio (original title)
The cruel acts of animal poaching and violence, executions, and tribal slaughtering, all taking place on the African continent.

Directors:

Gualtiero Jacopetti (as Jacopetti), Franco Prosperi (as Prosperi)

Writers:

Gualtiero Jacopetti (as Jacopetti), Franco Prosperi (as Prosperi)
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Credited cast:
Sergio Rossi Sergio Rossi ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jomo Kenyatta Jomo Kenyatta ... (archive footage)
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From the producers of 'Mondo Cane' comes this violent document of a continent in transition; the change from white colonialism to independent black statehood. Often times, this resulted in the wholesale massacre of thousands of people and the indiscriminate extermination of wild life. Captured on film are mercenary killer squads wiping out entire villages, executions, Mau-Mau massacres and more! Written by Sujit R. Varma

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This is Africa like it is baby... where the name of the game is blood... and you kill or be killed! See more »

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Certificate:

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Trivia

In one scene where director Gualteiro Jacopetti and his crew encounter a soldier at Dar es Salaam, Jacopetti (in the dark blue shirt) is seen for a few seconds after he and his crew were dragged out of the car. Notice that Jacopetti suffered a cut after the soldier smashes the car window. See more »

Alternate Versions

The American version, with the explicitly shocking title Africa: Blood and Guts, was edited down to 122 minutes and translated without the approval of Jacopetti. The differences are such that Jacopetti has called this film a betrayal of the original idea. When the movie was released in the US in 1970, it was further shortened to 83 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cannibal Holocaust (1980) See more »

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Kept My Attention But I Was Mortified
27 September 2004 | by rwdukeSee all my reviews

This is a very well done documentary. But what it shows will mortify you. I was yelling at the screen.

The atrocities against the animals in this documentary absolutely made me sick. Animals are slaughtered relentlessly, cruelly and for no reason other than the sport of it. I wanted those wild animals to rip their killers to shreds. At least once it would have been nice to see one of the poachers ripped to shreds by the elephants, lions and hippos.

It never ceases to sicken me how a man with a gun thinks he has really accomplished something by shooting an animal. Watching the men stand proudly with their gun over the carcass of an animal for a photo just makes me sick. They should all have been fed to the lions.

This documentary proves one thing and one thing only. Humans are the sickest and cruelest animals on the planet.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 February 1966 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Africa Blood and Guts See more »

Filming Locations:

Angola See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cineriz See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1970 release)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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