Its Been a while since something has appeared for this movie and now Apple have released the offical trailer of THE BANG BANG CLUB. The movie is based on a true ife drama of 4 young combat photographers who risked their lives during the so called first free elections in Apartheid South Africa in the 1990’s, there images captured the final days of Apartheid for the word to see.I honestly dont know if this movie will be given a cinematic release in UK & Ireland possibly through the arthouse-independent cinemas and the movie first came to our attention when it was premiered at last years Toronto Film Festival and has done the rounds of a few other festivas too. The only footage we’ve seen here at The Peoples Movies/Cinehouse is through the previous promo trailer but the acting does look intriguing and a part of word history we dont really talk about now as Apartheid is over, always good to see the ways that helped the downfall of a oppression the unsung heros.
The four camera men are played by Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman, Frank Rautenbach and Taylor Kitsch. The movie is getting a limited theatrica release in North America from April 22nd.
The Bang Bang Club is the real life story of a group of four young combat photographers – Greg Marinovich, Joao Silva, Kevin Carter and Ken Oosterbroek – bonded by friendship and their sense of purpose to tell the truth. They risked their lives and used their camera lenses to tell the world of the brutality and violence associated with the first free elections in post Apartheid South Africa in the early 90s. This intense political period brought out their best work (two won Pulitzers during the period) but cost them a heavy price. Based on the book of the same name by Marinovich and Silva, the film stars Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman and Taylor Kitsch and explores the thrill, danger and moral questions associated with exposing the truth.