We Come as Friends (2014)

3.9 of 5 from 45 ratings
1h 50min Not released
Rent We Come as Friends Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
  • General info
  • Available formats
Academy Award nominated director Hubert Sauper’s 'We Come as Friends' is a modern odyssey, a dizzying, science fiction-like journey into the heart of Africa. At the moment when the Sudan, the continent’s biggest country, is being divided into two nations, an old “civilizing” pathology re-emerges - that of colonialism, the clash of empires, and new episodes of bloody (and holy) wars over land and resources. The director of Darwin’s Nightmare takes us on this voyage in his tiny, self-made, tin and canvas flying machine. He leads us into most improbable locations and into people’s thoughts and dreams, in both stunning and heartbreaking ways.
Chinese oil workers, UN peacekeepers, Sudanese warlords, and American evangelists ironically weave common ground in this documentary, a complex, profound and humorous cinematic endeavor - a tale of very old and rather sinister verses.
Hubert Sauper
Hubert Sauper
Documentary, Special Interest

2014 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Special Jury Prize Documentary

Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
110 minutes

Rent other films like We Come as Friends

Reviews of We Come as Friends

Currently there are no reviews for this title

Help & support

Find answers to frequently asked questions and contact us should you need to

How It Works

See prices and levels and find out how Cinema Paradiso service works

Friends for Films

Invite your friends to join and get free subscription each month