This film explores themes of neocolonialism, religion, corruption, and relationships in Senegalese society.
Over the past 50 years, Cuba has produced more Olympic boxing medalists than any other country. That success was spearheaded by Teófilo Stevenson, who once famously turned down a million-dollar offer to fight Muhammad Ali and turn professional, choosing instead to continue fighting for his beloved homeland.
In this film based on a true story, the poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and immigrants in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. Twenty-two men and one woman fighting for an ideal and for freedom. News of their daring attacks, including the assassination of an SS general, eventually reaches Berlin.
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