The Bang Bang Club

Sometimes you get too close


The Bang Bang Club
The true story of four young combat photographers, bonded by friendship and their sense of purpose to tell the truth. In 1994, they risked their lives to tell the world of the brutality and violence associated with the first free elections in post-Apartheid South Africa, and exposed the plight of a nation to the international community through their courage under fire and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalism. This intense period of civil war produced their best work but cost a heavy price, as the group's fearless dedication and willingness to push the limits of journalistic ethics brought about both their greatest professional achievements and also their most profound personal tragedies.

109 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Drama.

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Credits

Cast
Malin Akerman, Ryan Phillippe, Taylor Kitsch, Frank Rautenbach, Neels van Jaarsveld, Russel Savadier
Director
Steven Silver
ScreenplaySteven Silver, from the book by Greg Marinovich, João Silva
MusicPhilip Miller
CinematographyMiroslaw Baszak
EditingRonald Sanders, Tad Seaborn
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributorIndigenous Film Distribution
Made in2010
Produced byFoundry Films, The Harold Greenberg Fund, Instinctive Film, Out of Africa Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, drama
LanguageStrong, fairly frequent
NudityNone
SexSome, mild to moderate
ViolenceStrong, frequent
PrejudiceOnly in South African context
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseSome (marijuana)
CommentsSet in South Africa. Realistic violence of the bloody 'civil' war of 1990 - 1994
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Lara de Matos quote iconGritty true-life tale
10
Die Burger
Michael Rechtshaffen quote iconShooting blanks
5
Box Office
Steve Ramos quote iconThe Bang Bang Club is a solid dramatic debut from Silver
10
Metacritic.com
15 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
42 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
8
Movie Review Query Engine
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12

What the People say

Internet
244 Netizens quote iconThe Bang Bang Club is a good movie, a great story, and it's worth experiencing.
13

Average .. 50%

10

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