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.
Zululand, South Africa, 1879. The British are fighting the Zulus and one of their columns has just been wiped out at Isandlwana. The Zulus next fix their sights on the small British outpost at Rorke's Drift. At the outpost are one hundred fifty British troops under the command of Lieutenants Bromhead and Chard. In the next few days, these one hundred fifty troops will fight about four thousand Zulus in one of the most courageous battles in history.Written by
Many Zulu extras laughed at Michael Caine because of his long blond hair. Their nickname for him was "Lady" in Zulu. The technical advisor, a Zulu princess and historian, told the extras to stop right away. They did. See more »
The soldiers wear parade dress uniforms, including white helmets displaying the regimental crest. On active duty they would've worn a more basic uniform with plain cork helmets. See more »
At the end of the opening credits 'and Introducing Michael Caine' is shown, this would suggest that this was his first film. In fact MC had previously had five credited film roles, numerous TV appearances and several uncredited film roles before appearing in Zulu. See more »
heroic, great, impressive, remarkable. an entire dictionary content for define a film who remains special at each new meet. for performances and for the great script, for stories of each character and for the fight scenes. and for the feel to be eyewitness to a confrontation who becomes, scene by scene, not only epic but with solid roots. because it is the story of an empire and its people, about memories, vulnerabilities and courage, sacrifice and the right answer to a huge challenge. a film about honor. and about war. not only against the Zulu attacks. but against yourself. the admirable virtue of film remains the humanity. the escape from the temptation to be a manifesto. or only a patriotic lesson of history. remaining only a story. about few people, in Natal, resisting to a impossible to stop attack. this is all. and it is enough.
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