This Magnificent Cake!
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This Magnificent Cake!

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Director: Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels
Cast: Bruno Levie, Jan Decleir, Paul Huvenne
Year: 2018
Format: Blu-ray
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: 22-Oct-19
Original Language: Dutch, French
Studio: Kino Lorber

SKU: KIN23985 Categories: ,

Description

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.

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Your order will be shipped via Canada Post. In stock items will be shipped within 3 days of receiving your order. Out of stock items will take 2-3 weeks to ship. Items may be returned for a full refund up to 30 days from the shipping date. Items must be in their original condition. Please contact us at [email protected]

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