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Title Burn! [videorecording] : [a film] / produced by Alberto Grimaldi for PEA-Produzione Europee Associate S.A.S. ; directed by Gillo Pontecorvo.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes Off-air recording of the SBS programme broadcast 13/03/05. Copied under Part 5A of the Copyright Act 1968.
Contents Copyright notice. c1968 / [by PEA-Produzioni Europee Associates S.A.S.]
Credits Written by Franco Solinas, Giorgio Arlorio; editing, Mario Morra; music by Ennio Morricone.
Performers Marlon Brando (Sir William Walker); Evaristo Marquez (José Dolores)
Summary A film about political greed and social upheaval. Traces the history of a slave revolt, in the Caribbean in the mid-19th century. At the instigation of a British agent, William Walker, white settlers join black guerrillas to overthrow the Portuguese rulers of Quemada Island. As time passes, the settlers sell out to the British sugar companies. The resultant wage-slavery proves an impossible burden for the blacks, who revolt again. The British agent returns to the island, this time to quell the revolt. The end result is the obliteration of an entire society.
Original Version Originally released as: Quemada! [Italy] : PEA-Produzioni Europee Associates S.A.S., c1969.
System notes DVD
Language notes In English, with Portuguese and Caribean/West Indian dialects, interspersed.
Other author Grimaldi, Alberto.
Pontecorvo, Gillo, 1919-
Salvatori, Renato.
Brando, Marlon.
Marquez, Evaristo.
Subject Feature films
British -- West Indies -- History -- 19th century -- Drama
Portuguese -- West Indies -- History -- 19th century -- Drama
Slave insurrections -- Caribbean -- History -- 19th century -- Drama
Slavery -- Caribbean -- History -- 19th century -- Drama
Slaves -- Caribbean -- History -- 19th century -- Drama
Sugarcane industry -- West Indies -- History -- 19th century -- Drama
Caribbean Area -- History -- 19th century -- Drama
West Indies, British -- History -- 19th century -- Drama
Other uniform title Quemada! English