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by Jérôme Salle


Ali Neuman, who as a child barely survived a massacre orchestrated by the Inkhata (a militant political party at war with Nelson Mandela's ANC), is head of the Cape Town police homicide branch. One of the members of his team is Brian Epkeen, a white officer whose family was involved in setting up apartheid, but who works efficiently with Neuman. Together, they are confronted with the inevitable criminality of urban areas overrun by unemployment and an underground economy, violence that is exacerbated by gangs. Their job becomes more complicated when two women's bodies are discovered. The case is linked to a new unhealthy mindset and a new drug in town. At the chaotic crossroads of brutality and modernity, the echo of apartheid continues to resonate in the shadows of a society struggling to reach reconciliation.

international title: Zulu
original title: Zulu
country: France
sales agent: Pathé International
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Jérôme Salle
film run: 110'
release date: FR 04/12/2013, BE 29/01/2014, GR 03/04/2014, DE 08/05/2014, NL 12/06/2014
screenplay: Jérôme Salle, Julien Rappeneau
cast: Orlando Bloom, Forest Whitaker, Conrad Kemp, Inge Beckmann, Tinarie Van Wyk-Loots
cinematography by: Denis Rouden
film editing: Stan Collet
art director: Laurent Ott
music: Alexandre Desplat
producer: Richard Grandpierre
production: Eskwad, Pathé Films, M6 Films, Lobster Tree/South Africa
backing: Canal +, Ciné +, W9
distributor: Pathé Distribution, Studio Hamburg Enterprises, Filmfreak Distributie, Victory Productions

main awards/selection

Cannes 2013 Out of Competition - Closing Film

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