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Umshini Wam (2011)

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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Harmony Korine

Writer:

Harmony Korine
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ninja ... Ninja
Yo-Landi Visser ... Yo-Landi Visser (as Yo-Landi)
Hector Bezuidenhout Hector Bezuidenhout ... Wheelchair Salesman
Clayton Bezuidenhout Clayton Bezuidenhout ... Rims Salesman
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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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Short | Comedy | Drama | Music

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Filmed in Nashville, Tennessee See more »

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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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Referenced in Chappie (2015) See more »

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Die Antwoord...
11 July 2014 | by mackacpSee all my reviews

This movie sums up Die Antwoord in a nut-shell. You either "get" Die Antwoord or you don't. If you understand the history of Ninja and Yo-Landi and the history of their group Die Antwoord, then you will totally understand how awesome this movie (short) is. Otherwise you will be staring at the screen thinking, "What did I just watch?". A lot of symbolism from the group's background can be seen throughout the film as well as the relationship between Yo-Landi and Ninja. Some of the non-English words are subtitled and some are not. It would be recommended to look up certain words spoken in Afrikaans that you hear while watching this movie, then watch it again to get a better understanding of all the dialog. A word of warning (not a spoiler)... Once you've seen Umshini Wam a few times, you will become addicted to the charm of this film.


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English | Afrikaans

Release Date:

15 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bring Me My Machine Gun See more »

Filming Locations:

Tennessee, USA See more »

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O' Salvation, The Mill See more »
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