Two prisoners, a white racist and a black man escape. They discover that the only way to survive is to bury their prejudice and rely on one another.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Yule ...
Bill Matthews
Ken Gampu ...
Tamara Franke ...
Denny Fathe-Aazam ...
Inspector Spencer
Josh Makawa ...
Fanyana (as Joshua Makawa)
Oliver Tengende ...
Jon Allen ...
The Seducer
Jimmy Coburn ...
Jack, Tracy's Boyfriend
Ron Tornborn ...
Storekeeper (as Ron Tornbohn)
Sam Mathambo ...
Gardener (as Sam Matambo)
John Indi ...
Jane Kilalea ...
Debbie Brinkworth ...
Vic Crous ...
First Warder
Dennis Hardman ...
Second Warder


Two prisoners, a white racist and a black man escape. They discover that the only way to survive is to bury their prejudice and rely on one another.

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An action packed movie about two men. A black - a white, their hatred - their love- their fear - their friendship. See more »


Action | Drama





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14 May 1982 (South Africa)  »

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The Chain Gang Killings  »

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The film's title means "my friend" in the Shona language of Zimbabwe. See more »

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Underrated film
17 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film starts out little slow then picks up pace as it come along. There is a good storyline in this film and great effort from the two main stars Ian Yule and Ken Gampu. Sometimes Decalogue is a little murky and there is a little stretching in some of the scenes. But for most part this is an outstanding film and will appeal to those who have an interest in Africa and the racial problems that occur there. This is about two convicts on the run , one black and one white. There is the obvious racial hatred between them and to survive and keep steps ahead they must overcome this hate.

Ian Yule is a convincing strong actor as he is a former soldier and stunt man. He also has residence in South Africa. Ken Gampu needs no introduction. he was Africa's finest. A former physical instructor and policeman standing at 6.2 with his shaven head he cut a fantastic figure. And he was a superb actor. Both carry off their role so well in this film. The direction is good but could have been little better I feel. If only the direction was a little more tight I could push this upwards to a 10.

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