CONGO

By Marius Holst

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Title: CONGO
Original title: MORDENE I KONGO
Director: Marius Holst
Cast: Aksel Hennie, Tobias Santelmann, Anthony Oseyemi, Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Genre: Drama
Duration: 128 min
Language: NORWEGIAN
Additional Languages: English
Country of origin: Norway
Scriptwriter: Nikolaj Frobenius, Stephen Uhlander
Cinematographer: John Andreas Andersen
Production Company: Friland Produksjon AS
Producers: Christian Fredrik Martin, Asle Vatn
Production year: 2018
Executive producers: Lone Korslund
Budget EUR: 6.0M
Local release: 26-10-2018
Film status: Internationally Premiered

Spring 2009: the two Norwegian citizens Joshua French and Tjostolv Moland cross the border to Eastern Congo. Only few days later the news of the death of their driver spreads, and after several nights on the run in the vast Congolese jungle, the two men are caught and sentenced to death. In the following months, the events in the jungle turn into an unsolvable political and diplomatic crisis – known as the “Congo-case”. In the ensuing trial, French and Moland are sentenced to death for espionage and the murder of their driver. The Norwegian state is accused of sending Moland and French to Congo to spy on the Congolese state, which demands USD 500 million in compensation.

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