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Burn!

  • Drama
  • Action
  • 1970
  • Gillo Pontecorvo
  • 107 mins
  • 18

Summary

A British official stirs up unrest among the slaves in a 19th-century Caribbean principality - only to face the task of organising a counter-revolution years later. Period drama, starring Marlon Brando, Evaristo Marquez and Renato Salvatori

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Even at the height of his stardom, Marlon Brando was prepared to take chances by accepting challenging roles. In this attack on colonial manipulation - a period swashbuckler with attitude - he plays a cynical British secret agent who ignites a Caribbean island revolution against the ruling Portuguese, who are using slave labour on a sugar-cane plantation. It's clumsily handled at times by Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo, who made the remarkable documentary-style epic The Battle of Algiers, but it still has scenes of enormous visual power, and Brando is magnificent.

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Credits

Cast

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Sir William WalkerMarlon Brando
Jose DoloresEvaristo Marquez
Teddy SanchezRenato Salvatori
SheltonNorman Hill
General PradaTom Lyons
GuarinaWanani
JuanitoJoseph Persuad
HenryGiampiero Albertini

Crew

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DirectorGillo Pontecorvo

Details

Theatrical distributor
United Artists Corp. Ltd
Languages
English | Portuguese | Italian
Guidance
Contains some violence. wk31/00
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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