Black Jesus

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Black Jesus (1968, Italy) is a Religion themed exploitation film directed by Valerio Zurlini.


Main Details

  • Released in 1968
  • Color
  • Running Time: 93 Min.
  • Production Co: Castoro | Ital-Noleggio Cinematografico
  • Distribution Co: Plaza Pictures (1971) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed)
  • Directed by Valerio Zurlini
  • Written by Franco Brusati, Valerio Zurlini
  • Starring Woody Strode, Franco Citti, Jean Servais
  • Produced by Nino Crisman, Carlo Lizzani
  • Original Music by Ivan Vandor (as Ivan Vandu)
  • Cinematography by Aiace Parolin
  • Film Editing by Franco Arcalli

Plot Summary

  • Rebel Maurice Lalubi is arrested by the military on trumped up charges and tortured, which turns him into a martyr. Inspired by the final days of the first democratic Congolese leader, Patrice Lumumba.

Also Known As

  • Estarás sentado a la derecha (Spain)
  • Out of Darkness (UK)
  • Pelon kädet (Finland)
  • Seated at His Right (USA) (literal English title)
  • Super Brother (USA) (unauthorized video title)
  • Töten war ihr Job (Germany)


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