Sette baschi rossi
Sette baschi rossi also known as The Red Berets, Seven Red Berets and Congo Hell is a 1969 Italian/West German co-production, filmed in Ethiopia, about a fictional group of mercenaries. The film was produced and directed by screenwriter Mario Siciliano in his debut as a director. It was based on the novel Rebellion by Piero Regnoli, under his pen name Dean Craig.
Set during the Simba rebellion, during the Congo Crisis, the film begins with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr., the spearing executions of a group of captured mercenaries, and the pack rape of a French female journalist.
|August Rieger Piero Regnoli
|Democratic Republic of the Congo
|arms trafficking beaten to death capture congo crisis female journalist female mercenary french government gunrunner martin luther king martin luther king jr. pack rape simba rebellion