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State of Violence (2010)

A potent drama about a South African corporate leader whose past as a violent revolutionary comes back to threaten him.

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Bobedi
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Boy-Boy
Neo Ntlatleng ...
OJ
Lindi Matshikiza ...
Joy
Vusi Kunene ...
Michael
Harriet Manamela ...
Mamsy
Mary Twala ...
Sophie
Tinah Mnumzana ...
Maggie
Motlatsi Mafatshe ...
Chappies
Israel Makoe ...
Marumo
Mpho Molepo ...
Mandla
Ronnie Nyakale ...
Strike
Nandi Nyembe ...
Thuli
Tebogo Moahludi ...
Lebo
Grace Pabela ...
Maria
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Bobedi, is a member of Johannesburg's new black business elite. Returning home from celebrating a promotion with his wife, Joy, he finds an intruder waiting for them in their home. The masked man seems to know Bobedi personally and shoots Joy in front of him. Bobedi is shattered, but not surprised. Before he took on the trappings of success, he had lived a violent life. When the police fail to pursue his wife's murderer vigorously enough, Bobedi enlists his brother Boy-Boy to help him track down the killer. Written by Anonymous

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Full circle
24 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

I watched this at the Berlin International Festival. The director is known for his documentaries. Which becomes very obvious when you watch the movie. The acting and the shooting style are all document of his past. The beginning is very strong and it keeps going strong almost during the whole movie until the end. The main actor has to go through a lot during this time.

The movie is difficult to watch (not only the way it was shot), because it is really in your face. There is something vital missing (or you kind of feel there might be missing something), but it still works quite fine overall.


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