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City of Violence

Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2014

City of Violence is a must see Thriller

The movie starts in the bloody and violent Apartheid era, where a young boy is seen fleeing for his life after his father is necklaced and burnt to death.

The movie quickly fast forwards to the present day, where a young white girl is found brutally murdered on a Cape Town beach. Two police officers, (played by Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom), each carrying their own emotional baggage,  are assigned to investigate the case, which leads them on a journey though the crime ridden townships of Cape Town to the luxurious mansions of the uber wealthy.  

The movie exposes the corruption and evils of the Apartheid era, and highlights the introduction of a new drug into SA Society.  This is a violent and frank tale exposing a sinister plot to introduce the new narcotic drug into the Black population, but it is soon circulating in every facet of SA society, with horrendous consequences and tragic deaths, which even affect the lives of the very people responsible for its distribution.

Lots  of bizarre twists, blood, gore, high speed car chases, laughs and sadness.  Forrest and Orlando are supported by an impressive SA cast who will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout this fast paced action thriller.

The movie is based on the novel “Zulu”, written by Caryl Férey, and directed by  Jérôme Salle.

City of  violence is being released at cinemas countrywide on 10 October, and is classified 16 LPVND.  

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