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Zulu will close this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Set in apartheid-era Cape Town, Jérôme Salle's drama stars Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker as cops investigating the murder of an 18-year-old girl.

Whitaker's character Ali Sokhela narrowly escaped being murdered as a child by a militant political group, and has since become chief of Cape Town's homicide division.

He joins forces with Bloom's "free-wheeling white officer" to investigate the murder of the young woman, who is the daughter of a feted rugby player.

Salle and Julien Rappeneau adapted the script from Caryl Ferey's novel of the same name.

Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby will open this year's festival, while Steven Spielberg will lead the jury.

The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15-26.

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