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Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010)

Uganda's president gives Captain Alex the mission to defeat the Tiger Maffia, but Alex gets killed in the process. Upon hearing the tragic news, his brother investigates to avenge Alex, hence the title Who Killed Captain Alex.

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Nabwana I.G.G.

Writer:

Nabwana I.G.G.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kakule William Kakule William ... Captain Alex
Kakule Wilson Kakule Wilson ... Alex
Sserunya Ernest Sserunya Ernest ... Richard
G. Puffs G. Puffs ... Puffs
Kavubu Muhammed Kavubu Muhammed ... Sergeant
Kasumba Isma Kasumba Isma ... Lieutenant
Faizat Muhammed Faizat Muhammed ... Natasha
Bisaso Dauda Bisaso Dauda ... Rock
Nakyambadde Prossy Nakyambadde Prossy ... Ritah
Ssenkugu Swaib Ssenkugu Swaib ... Sniper
Kizito Africa Kizito Africa ... Modulator
Kaggwa Bonny Kaggwa Bonny ... Minister
Musomesa Lukyamuzi Musomesa Lukyamuzi ... Lukyamuzi
Kyaka Sophie Kyaka Sophie ... News Reporter
Naluwooza Jackie Naluwooza Jackie ... News Reporter
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A mafia leader's brother is captured in a shootout, prompting a revenge attack on the army camp. But when troop leader Captain Alex is killed during a raid, a violent war escalates between the two sides. The captain's brother takes matters into his own hands, while mafia henchmen take to the skies to bomb Kampala. Narrated with energy and wit by 'Video Joker' Emmie, ultra-low budget thriller Who Killed Captain Alex became an international viral sensation when its trailer first hit YouTube. Self-taught film-maker Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey produced, directed, shot, wrote and edited the film from his home in the slums of Uganda (a.k.a 'Wakaliwood') for under $200. Written by Phoenix Fry

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Uganda's First Action-packed Movie! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Mystery | War

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Country:

Uganda

Language:

Swahili | English

Release Date:

1 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Who Killed Captain Alex: Uganda's First Action Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Wakaliwood, Uganda

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Budget:

$200 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Ramon Film Productions See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The practical blood effects were achieved by using real cow blood from a slaughterhouse. The substance had to changed to food color because one of the actors fell ill when filming a scene in which he had to spit blood from his mouth. See more »

Quotes

Richard: I want my brother!
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Referenced in Bad Black (2016) See more »

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Kiss from a Rose
Written by Seal
Performed by Inishkea
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Astoundingly entertaining, gut-wrenchingly hilarious, well executed!
24 February 2017 | by thomasjvankampenSee all my reviews

This movie is immensely charming and has intoxicating energy from beginning to end. It's seriously, not ironically, one of my favorite films now. I have never laughed this hard at a movie this frequently in my whole life.

This movie was made on a microscopic budget in a third world country in which the director got his whole community involved in production. He sold everything he owned to purchase his camera and built his own PC out of old parts for editing. What came together is a film that's completely aware of it's limitations and runs with it the whole way through with spectacular results. The movie is accompanied by a joke narrator of sorts who is basically just riffing the movie, and it makes the entire experience a riot. I can't wait to watch this with my friends and have an absolute ball with them.

In spite of this movies obvious limitations the director is also impressively competent for receiving so little training in the field he has never even stepped into a movie theater. There were shots in this movie that genuinely impressed me with their creativity and composition (if I make a live action film I might rip some of these ideas off). The film has expansive lore with memorable characters, the best being the leader of the Tiger Mafia, Richard, who is a diabolical and conniving leader whom no one in the movie can intimidate. Not only that, but the action choreography is damn impressive. the stuntman in this movie were self taught kung fu and compete in local tournaments, and you can certainly tell. They know how to take falls, they know how to fake being hit, and the character this movie dubs as "the Ugandan Bruce Lee" is demonstrably strong as hell. I'd love to see both this director and these stuntman be given a larger budget, possibly of Hollywood proportion. The way the kung fu scenes are shot are well done too: they show every hit and it's impact in the same shot, really allowing the choreography to shine (compare that to modern Hollywood where it cuts on every hit so it's impossible to tell what's going on).

All in all, this is a film well worth funding, but the director has such a big heart he lets you download and watch it for free on his website. Please check it out and show your friends, it's a gut wrenchingly funny romp that is the perfect kind of ridiculous with glimmers of talent that shine through the limitations of the budget. And ultimately it's so touching to see this passionate village give this movie their all.


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