Once upon a time, Angolan soldiers fought in the colo­nial wars of white’ South Africa as members of the noto­rious Battalion 32. The film­maker reopens old wounds in an attempt at redemption.
Angolan soldiers, known as The Terrible Ones’, used to fight in the colo­nial wars of white’ South Africa. In the late 1980s, they were repa­tri­ated to the depressing desert town of Pomfret. When film­maker Boris Gerrets travels to South Africa years later and asks remaining veterans about the role they played in the wars, he comes up against a wall of silence. To make them face the past, he decides to have them play in the story of the Biblical figure Judas Iskariot. Betrayal and free will are debated in this grip­ping sketch of people living on the fringes of history.

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Co-producer
Executive producer
Kostuumontwerp
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Title: Lamentations of Judas
Year: 2020
Duration : 1 hour, 39 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2020

InternationalOorlogGeschiedenisGender & IdentityPolitiekMaatschappijExperimental

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Lange Documentaire (2020)
Boris Gerrets

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