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Malcolm X

Spike Lee / US, 1992 / 202 min.

Denzel Washington excels as Malcolm X, who strove for self-determination for African Americans 'by any means necessary'. Spike Lee's biopic Malcolm X was released exactly 30 years ago in the United States. The film and the turbulent life of Malcolm X himself continue to spark imaginations to this day.

poster Malcolm X (Spike Lee, US 1992)
Malcolm X lived a more than turbulent life: growing up in poverty, becoming embroiled in the underworld, converting to Islam while in prison, becoming the militant face of the 'Nation of Islam' (NOI) then being vilified in those circles, undertaking a pilgrimage to Mecca and finally being murdered at the age of 39 in front of his wife and children.


Scenes from this movie may cause fearThis movie contains scenes of violenceThis movie contains scenes with alcohol and/or drug useThis movie contains scenes of explicit discriminationPersons under 12 years must be accompanied by an adultThis movie contains foul language


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Malcolm X


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Sidney Poitier & Denzel Washington

Sidney Poitier was Denzel Washington’s shining example. The actors were good friends, but never played in a film together. This summer, Eye brings them together on the big screen for the first time by showing the best of their films.

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