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Great White of Lambarene (Thee)

A Feature film by Bassek Ba Kobhio

Produced by LN Production

Release in France : 26/04/1995


    Albert Shweitzer was born on January 14, 1875, in Kayserberg, Alsace, a German territory at the time, and die on September 4, 1965, in Lambaréné, Gabon, a former French colony that had gained its independence five years earlier. Bassek Ba Kobhio has always been fascinated by this character caught between two continents and who founded, for better or for worse, what we now call "relief work". This film shows us Schweitzer through African eyes.

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    LN Production

    Foreign production companies :

    Les Films Terre Africaine, Ce Na Ci

    Co-production :

    Chrysalide Films

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    "The white man imposed his civilisation on the black man and both are fully aware of the fact. But the white man would like the black man to remember this with a certain amount of gratitude, whereas the black man would like the white man to have feelings of guilt for the misdeeds of his civilisation. (...) The black man's mistrust also comes from the fact that the white man always appears to him as a conqueror, a seducer or a usurper. His sense of profit inspires wariness even if he seems to act for humanitarian and benevolent reasons. (...) He wants to erase the image of the filthy, primitive Negro savage from the white man's mind for good. His concern is to give the world another view of himself that suits his true personality. He must take his revenge for this. And it's this desire of revenge, rather than any actual vengeance, that makes his relationship with white men so tense. (...)"
    (Bassek Ba kobhio)

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producer :

    Hugues Nonn

    Director of Photography :

    Vincenzo Marano

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Thierry Lenouvel

    Assistant editor :

    Mathilde Cousin

    Costume designer :

    Dorothée Nonn

    Screenwriters :

    Bassek Ba Kobhio, Serge Lascar

    Sound recordists :

    Alain Curvelier, Éric Bonnard

    Editor :

    Michel Klochendler

    Music Composer :

    Patrick Abrial

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    Feature film

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    France, Gabon, Cameroon

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    Majority French (France, Gabon, Cameroon)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 34 min

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