Rent Imperial Blue (2019)

3.1 of 5 from 99 ratings
1h 30min
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Filmed across three continents with stunning cinematography. 'Imperial Blue' drags the "white man in Africa" narrative kicking and screaming into the 21st century. American smuggler, Hugo Winter (Nicolas Fagerberg), travels to Uganda to find the source of Bulu, a mysterious shamanic drug with prophetic powers. After being robbed and beaten up in a downtown brothel. Hugo is rescued by two sisters who offer to help him, but they are both competing for his money. As they journey together deep into the forest, their uneasy alliance comes apart with horrifying consequences.
, , , , Arun Kumar Tiwari, , Amanda Dahl, Andrew Benon Kibuuka, Abhishek Mishra, , , Ife Piankhi, Mirembe Jane, Emmanuel Kora, Wilson Egessa, Kalen George, Ritika Patnaik, , Rhonnie Nkalubo Abraham, Keloy Kemigisha
David Cecil, Semulema Daniel Katenda
David Cecil, Dan Moss
British Films, Action & Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers
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Run Time:
90 minutes
English, Luganda
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9

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Reviews (3) of Imperial Blue

Not another drug user film! - Imperial Blue review by KF

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Is there anything cinematic interest to be had about an undisciplined, self obsessed, charmless drug user? Good to see Africans getting acting roles and the cinematograph has its (not too frequent ) moments. The story is weak, the dialogue lacks any attention engagement. Nothing to recommend here.

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Nonsense story and script - very dark subject matter that makes no sense - Imperial Blue review by Rog

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This must have been a college project, we could not finish this one...recommend that you do not start it.

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Incoherent with a weak lead - Imperial Blue review by Chewi

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This didn't quite work for me. I thought it would be interesting from a cultural perspective, which it was. The premise sounded exciting, but they could have done more with it. Although the African actors were relatively good, the others were quite weak, especially the lead. I get that he wasn't supposed to be a likeable character, but he just didn't have much presence. This was made worse by the fact that the film felt quite spaced out at times, even during the scenes without drugs. All in all, this seems like a missed opportunity.

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