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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.

Director:

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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Country:

USA | UK | South Africa

Language:

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

O' Salvation,The Mill See more »
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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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funny and cool at times
9 February 2017 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

I will admit that I am not at all familiar with the seemingly highly popular music duo featured in this film, so I cannot really comment much on how much their style is showcased here. However, I can admit that I am quite familiar with writer/director Harmony Korine, a man whose made some of the strangest movies of all time. I can say that Korine's style is heavily showcased in this experimental comedy-drama that feels like a freaky fantasy. Its an indescribably bizarre little experience that has its fair share of strengths and weaknesses. The biggest problem with it is that its style feels overly amateurish and ridiculous, and I also didn't like some of it on an overall stylistic level. It just felt pretentious at times, and at others it was just uncomfortable and dirty, and not in a good way.

Fortunately, this movie does has its good qualities. At times, its weirdness can be overwhelming, but at others it can be really engaging and entertaining-not to mention hilarious. This short is very funny at times, which makes up for its many faults.


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