Named after the Zulu language struggle song, the compiled shenanigans of an eccentric South African couple with wheelchairs and guns and their attempts to prove they are not to be trifled with.

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Named after the Zulu language struggle song, the compiled shenanigans of an eccentric South African couple with wheelchairs and guns and their attempts to prove they are not to be trifled with.

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Yo-Landi Visser: Now listen to me fucking nicely, Ninja. We need to stop fucking around here. It's time to step up our fucking game, it's time to get the fucking respect we deserve on the streets. I don't want to roll around like a fucking drain rat for the rest of my life.
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A cute and oddly sentimental, yet violent film
25 September 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Umshini Wam is an absurdly entertaining short film based on a song previously associated with the militaristic elements of the African National Congress during apartheid and currently appropriated by violent xenophobic elements of South African society.

As a film, Korine places Ninja and Yo-Landi Visser of Die Antwoord into wheelchairs as a disabled couple dressed in one piece pyjamas who desire to be taken seriously as "gangsta" rappers. A cute and oddly sentimental, yet violent film, Umshini Wam appears to be a warped parody of recent violence perpetuated in the name of the song (Klaus Ming July 2015).


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