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Zulu (2013)

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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.

Director:

Jérôme Salle

Writers:

Caryl Ferey (book), Julien Rappeneau | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Orlando Bloom ... Brian Epkeen
Forest Whitaker ... Ali Sokhela
Conrad Kemp Conrad Kemp ... Dan Fletcher
Inge Beckmann ... Ruby
Tinarie van Wyk Loots ... Claire Fletcher
Regardt van den Bergh ... De Beer
Randall Majiet Randall Majiet ... Cat
Patrick Lyster ... Dr. Joost Opperman
Joelle Kayembe Joelle Kayembe ... Zina
Tanya van Graan ... Tara
Danny Keogh Danny Keogh ... Kruger
Christian Bennett Christian Bennett ... Stan
Iman Isaacs Iman Isaacs ... Janet
Nomhle Nkonyeni Nomhle Nkonyeni ... Josephina (as Nomhle Nkoyeni)
Denise Newman ... Shebeen Queen
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, grisly images, language, sexuality/nudity and drug content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France | South Africa

Language:

English | Afrikaans

Release Date:

4 December 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Cape Town Cops See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Orlando Bloom's father was a civil rights activist fighting apartheid in South Africa. See more »

Goofs

When Ali shows Brian the second dead girl on the beach, a boom mike is reflected in his sunglasses. See more »

Quotes

Brian Epkeen: Yebo Baba.
Ali Sokhela: You look like hell.
Brian Epkeen: I'm happy to see you too.
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Connections

References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

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one of the best drama of 2013
13 April 2014 | by bektaskoncaSee all my reviews

i don't know what film the idiots who review this movie here watched, i can say in all honesty this is one of the best Drama of 2013 and very good production money well spend. i will give 10 stars if not for over acting in some scenes but this is due to script flaws i think. director is not known to me but he can be proud of the job he has done, style of camera use in action scenes reminded me POINT BREAK but way better, gun fights felt of those in western movies and was very tense. character development was the best thing about this movie you felt for every one most of all Orlando Bloom he has done a great job portraying a failed tortured soul as same as Mel Gibson did in first Lethal Weapon. i am guessing most people did not understand Forest Whitaker, his suffering and the way he acted at the and of the movie i did, this is why i loved the ending character Forest Whitaker played suffered in silence for 40 years then at the end he realised everything he suffered was due to certain evil man and he decided there was only one way to stopped them then he took action to do so with no remorse. i will recommend this movie to any one over 18 due to very disturbing scenes.


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