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Alex Laney, a professional killer, is hired to be the bodyguard of Robert Nile in the City of Cape, in South Africa. Robert Nile is the witness of prosecution of Christ, a powerful gangster... See full summary »

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Alex Laney
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Erika
Simon Mabija ...
Christo Nichol (as Simon Majiba)
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Nicholas Farrel
Jeane Manson ...
Helena
Mode Theu ...
Sipho
Mawongo Tyawa ...
Gatsha Mlambo (as Mawonga Dominic Tyawa)
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Ryan Tyler
Morgan Howell ...
Young Robert - age 8
Graeme Du Plessis ...
Kai Coetzee ...
Young Alex
Dorette Potgieter ...
Alex's Mother
Peter Krummeck ...
Alex's Father
Louw Venter ...
Marco
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Alex Laney, a professional killer, is hired to be the bodyguard of Robert Nile in the City of Cape, in South Africa. Robert Nile is the witness of prosecution of Christ, a powerful gangster and practitioner of voodoo. Alex Laney has a personal drama: when he was a child, he saw his father and mother be killed by a gunman. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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4 June 2004 (Italy)  »

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When Robert Nile drives away in the desert, a man dressed in a white T-shirt is visible in the upper right corner of the screen. See more »

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Farrell: This is Africa... African rules!
[Alex draws his gun]
Farrell: Oh shit!
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12 July 2004 | by (Berlin) – See all my reviews

South Africa is a country of great beauty and immense atmosphere. A great setting for an intelligent and suspenseful thriller one would say. If they just hadn't spoiled it! What can I say? Every time I rent a Lambert movie I'm being disappointed. This film strikes the viewer through a lack of acting talent, bad filming, awful music and no suspense whatsoever. The story is flat, predictable and makes no sense. There is no explanation of why the South African businessmen is being hunted by a criminal, nor why this guy is in prison or why he is being released. How did Robert Nile get into contact with Laney, know where to find him? The film gives no explanation as for the basic framework of the story. Instead minutes and minutes of the movie are covered by shots of the countryside the car's driving through. It's a film that is hard to stand, even when viewed in fast forward mode.


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