Africa Addio

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Africa Addio (1967, Italy) is a Mondo-Shock film directed by Gualtiero Jacopetti & Franco Prosperi.

Africa Addio

Main Details

  • Released in 1967 (US) | Color
  • Runtimes: approx 83min and 122min (cut US releases) to 138min (full version, e.g. on German BluRay)
  • Production Co: Cineriz
  • Distribution Co: Rizzoli (1967) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed), Cinemation Industries (1970) (USA) (theatrical) (retitled re-release) (dubbed) (pick up)
  • Directed by Gualtiero Jacopetti & Franco Prosperi
  • Written by Gualtiero Jacopetti & Franco Prosperi
  • Narrated by Sergio Rossi, featuring Ian Yule (uncredited)
  • Produced by Angelo Rizzoli
  • Original Music by Riz Ortolani
  • Cinematography by Antonio Climati
  • Film Editing by Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi

Also Known As

  • Africa Blood and Guts (1970 re-release) | Adios Africa (USA) | Afrika adio (Greece) | Farewell Africa (UK - video title) | Hyvästi, Afrikka! (Finland)


  • Every scene looks you straight in the eye...and spits! | This is Africa Like It Is! Where Black is Beautiful! Black is Ugly! Black is Brutal!


Africa Addio is a 1966 Italian exploitation film about the end of the colonial era in Africa. The film was released in a shorter format under the names "Africa Blood and Guts" in the USA and "Farewell Africa" in the UK. The film was shot over a period of three years by Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi, two Italian filmmakers who had gained fame (along with co-director Paolo Cavara) as the directors of Mondo Cane in 1962. "Africa Addio". It is included in the "Mondo Cane Collection" currently being distributed by Blue Underground.

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