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The Bang Bang Club (2010)

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A drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa.

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Alf Khumalo (as Alf Khumalo)
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Jim (James Nachtwey)
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A drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa.

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, disturbing images, pervasive language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Kevin Carter's daughter Megan Carter is featured in the bar scene where she turns around and says 'you must be Ken Oosterbroek'. Standing next to her there is Kevin Carter's step daughter Sian Lloyd. See more »

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In the film Kevin Carter plays the song "Just" by Radiohead on his radio show. However the song was released in 1995 after Kevin's death. See more »

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Kevin Carter: They're right. All those people who say it's our job to just sit and watch people die. They're right.
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A moving and emotional memoir.
15 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am many things; a critic is not one of them. Nevertheless, I just wanted to say how moved I was by this story. I had seen all the pictures through the 1980's and early 1990's, but knowing the hell these photographers went through for a photo, was tremendously emotional. Taylor Kitsch as Kevin Carter was the heart of this movie. I was not sure how "Tim Riggins" would pull this off, but he did it beautifully. If you are looking for an emotional movie that shows what war, friendships, and the sacrifice of loss can change the world, then I believe this is the movie. I would definitely recommend it, but watch it with an open heart.


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