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Zulu (2013)

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.

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

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Everywhere in the world this movie is titled "Zulu", except in South Africa! There, the film is titled "A Most Violent City" 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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References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

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Outside the Hollywood comfort zone
29 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Wow! Hollywood is expanding and seeking out new environments. This time Orlando Bloom and Forest Whittaker are sent to South Africa - into a dark the sinister Apartheid leftovers.

Great acting by both of them. Great photo and great plot. Violent, although probably not violent enough to do the setting justice, and grim. Tough lives and tough country. No country for weak men.

Please make more of this kind. Please allow the actors from the Lord of The Ring, and such, to really show what they are capable of - instead of hiding behind special effects.

See it!

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