A month ahead of the screening of a new satirical film about the death of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his attempts to avoid judgment in the afterlife, the producer has gone into hiding after receiving threats to pull the plug – or else.
Great Britain’s Most Mischievous Son is due to play at the Paris Independent Film Festival in November. It was made by Zimbabwean Godknows Nare, who describes it as a mix of comedy and action, with strong political undertones.
The film centres on three characters – President Roberto, Disgrace Mugabe and Lucifer – and has a supporting cast of about 45 actors.
Roberto and his wife Disgrace die in a plane crash, en route to Malaysia.