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This Magnificent Cake!

Animated/Comedy

Not Rated

Box Office: $0.0M

Format

Boxart Format Release Date
Kic dk23984d DVD
UPC: 738329239848
09/24/2019
Kic brk23985 Blu-ray
UPC: 738329239855
09/24/2019

Release Dates

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On Blu-ray September 24 2019Now Available
On DVD September 24 2019Now Available

Product Details

PRINCIPAL CAST

Bruno Levie, Paul Huvenne, Jan Decleir

DIRECTOR

Marc James Roels, Emma De Swaef

SYNOPSIS

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.

GENRE

Comedy

RATING

Not Rated

RUN TIME

46 Minutes

STUDIO

Kino Lorber