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Dis’ Taste

Caven Tootell

Category: Drama

Set in pre-WWI Congo Free State, this story follows two Belgian colonial officers, Philippe and Augustine, and the latter’s wife, Clementine, during the horror of colonial rule. A violent environment creates a surreal world where each forge new lives but descend into a darkening world of lost dreams and disillusionment.

Set in pre-WWI Congo Free State, this story follows two Belgian colonial officers, Philippe and Augustine, and the latter’s wife, Clementine. It follows their interactions with each other, other Europeans, Africans, and the oppressive horror of colonial rule.

The violent environment creates a surreal world where each attempt to forge a new life, but eventually descend into an ever-darkening world of lost dreams, disillusionment and hatred.

At the start, Philippe is brutally maimed in an attack. The aftermath causes him to deal with ever increasing post-traumatic shock whilst managing a company rubber plantation, using opium as a crutch. Philippe questions the ethics of what they are doing, whilst working his plantation with local assistants.

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