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Black Jesus (film)

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Black Jesus (film)

Black Jesus
File:Black Jesus FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed by Valerio Zurlini
Written by Franco Brusati
Valerio Zurlini
Starring Woody Strode
Cinematography Aiace Parolin
Editing by Franco Arcalli
Release date(s)
Running time 93 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Black Jesus (Italian: Seduto alla sua destra) is a 1968 Italian drama film directed by Valerio Zurlini based on the life of Patrice Lumumba. It was listed to compete at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival,[1] but the festival was cancelled due to the events of May 1968 in France.


  • Woody Strode as Lalubi
  • Jean Servais as Commander
  • Franco Citti as Oreste
  • Pier Paolo Capponi as Officer
  • Stephen Forsyth as Prisoner
  • Luciano Catenacci (as Luciano Lorcas)
  • Salvatore Basile
  • Silvio Fiore
  • Giuseppe Transocchi
  • Mirella Pamphili (as Mirella Panfili)
  • Renzo Rossi
  • Inigo Lezzi as Adventure soldier


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
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