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Umshini Wam (2011)

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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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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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Bring Me My Machine Gun
28 June 2012 | by (Tromaville) – See all my reviews

WOW! And an almost equally astounding WHAT?! I say almost because this is a very weird short film, but if you're a fan of Harmony Korine's work, you'll find it to be a very endearing weird, and if you don't "get" his films, this one will be entirely lost on you.

Umshini Wam is about two wannabe German ganstas in bright yellow and pink pajamas with machine guns who are on a quest for "redemption", as well as pimping out their wheelchairs, which I'm not even sure are necessary to these characters. Essentially, this film has our two protagonists Ninja and Yo Landi wandering the suburbs, pretending to shoot machine guns, sometimes actually shooting machine guns, smoking big fat blunts, hitting each other, drinking out of bottles, and killing people (with machine guns). It's one of the greatest films ever made about the wheelchair gansta sub-culture.

I was halfway expecting a side character to question these two courageous heroes, but it never happened, because this film takes the idea of "normal" and shoots it in the face with a machine gun!


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