Mungo Park – Travels in the Interior of Africa is rip-roaring entertainment and a salutary story.
Reaching into Europe’s colonial past and pulling it into the 21st century, director Martin Lyngbo has created a Hollywood epic on an empty stage to create a tragi-comedy of the Enlightenment. In 1795 and 1805, Mungo Park led two action-packed expeditions to West Africa to chart the River Niger and investigate tales of vast gold wealth. His epic journeys on foot took him through presentday Gambia, Senegal and Mali. He was the first European to reach Timbuktu.
Constantly encountering the unknown, he was met with both kindness and barbarity, but it was the barbarity he eventually met within himself which proved to be his undoing.
OBS: Forestillingen spiler på engelsk
Martin Lyngbo and Thor Bjørn Krebs
Palle Steen Christensen
Marcus Aurelius Hjelmborg
Matthew Zajac, Kingsley Amadi
Anders Budde Christensen
Jacob H. S. Rasmussen / Adalsteinn Stefansson
Rasmus O. Hansen / Mogens Laursen
Anne Sophie Fogedby
1 hour and 30 minutes without intermission