Intriguing but unsatisfactory sketch of saintly Albert Schweitzer. Except for a few brief flashbacks, the story eschews the epic sweep of typical biopics and concentrates on several days in the life of Dr. Schweitzer (Malcolm McDowell) at his volunteer-staffed hospital at Lambarene,
Gabon, on Africa's west coast. A loose storyline finds Schweitzer at odds with two cultures: influential witch doctor Onganga (Henry Cele) declares that twins born to a native woman in the compound are a bad omen, and he demands ritual sacrifice of at least one of the infants. Meanwhile two
arrogant Americans, a bombastic publisher and a stuffy socialite, arrive in Lambarene with a sche...