Based on the true life story of Bernhard Baatjies who moved from Hanover Park to Cape Town in search of fame and fortune. Before long, however, he found himself immersed in a world of drugs and murder.
Joey Yusuf Rasdien,
Faith is aptly named. She fully believes implicitly that God will protect her through life's journey. Forced to head to Johannesburg to look for work upon the death of her mother, Faith ... See full summary »
When Chili Ngcobo, an honest but ambitious undercover cop, is cheated out of a major reward by his corrupt superiors, he infiltrates a cash-in-transit heist gang, and instead of busting them, he decides to participate in a one off score. He must face off against his partner who refuses to let him do it and one of the gang members who recognizes him as a cop.Written by
A gritty entertaining story about a heist going wrong
Once again I've seen a South African film quite different from films from the Western hemisphere. An gritty but entertaining story about to cops, which are also best friends. Lawful good cops, but not earning enough to pay all the bills. Their good, but corruption at the local police station makes it even worse. Then there comes a chance on getting it on a heist. Just this once. Not really a good idea.
In the beginning the film is raw, using ultra near close up, moving camera, even running camera and sudden focus changes. Quite extreme and artful. But this soon gets more normal. Still there a heavy use of color filters all across the film, yellow and blue. Very talented use of effects and very suitable as well.
The roughness suits this movie which deals with criminal scumbags planning to do a heist. Not one of the is safe and trustworthy. The film is inspired by Hollywood action movies, but is told very differently still. But it does show the graphics in the violence as we'd see in an American movie.
I enjoyed the film very much, and so did the crowd at Films from the South Festival in Oslo. Recommended if you like something different.
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