Policemen Ali Sokhela and Brian Epkeen investigate the brutal murder of a young white woman, apparently provoked by the availability of a new illegal drug and somehow connected to the disappearance of black street children.
As a child, Ali Neuman narrowly escaped being murdered by Inkatha, a militant political party at war with Nelson Mandela's African National Congress. Only he and his mother survived the carnage of those years. But as with many survivors, the psychological scars remain. Today, Ali is chief of the homicide branch of the South African police in Cape Town. One of his staff is Brian Epkeen, a free-wheeling white officer whose family was originally involved in the establishment of apartheid but who works well with Neuman. Together they have to deal with crime that inevitably exists in sprawling areas of un- and under- employed people, crime exacerbated by gangs, both local and from other parts of Africa. Their job gets even more difficult when the corpses of two young women are found. A new evil has been introduced in the city and a new drug has been introduced to its residents, including both murder victims. At the chaotic crossroads where brutality and modernization collide, the echoes of... Written by
That was a great film Just watched it credits still rolling.....
I really like movies that take place outside of the u.s. I have been
lucky enough to have seen all of our fifty states And it pleases me not
to be forced to see subway McDonald and shopping malls in every
film.Bloom and Whitaker both did a Believable performance.Some of the
gun fight scenes could have been better I could see that this film had
some cash flow limitations.But i loved the shock and aw so to rap this
up i will just say that i truly would recommend this film to people
that want to escape and see how people live with technology and no real
rules to govern it.And when i feel like it i will watch it again with
the right group of friends.Some films need a higher level of
understanding to take in what the director is trying to say IT'S ALL
ABOUT STORY TELLING.
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