The Bang Bang Club

The Bang Bang Club

DVD - 2011
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Four men with cameras put themselves in the middle of the action as a nation struggles to redefine itself in this drama based on a true story. In early 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison after the president of South Africa lifted the ban on the African National Congress, the anti-apartheid party Mandela helped found, and in 1994 he became the nation's new leader. The final years of apartheid, however, were a time of chaos, uprising and violence, and for the press, covering it was not unlike covering a war. Greg Marinovich (Ryan Phillippe), Kevin Carter (Taylor Kitsch), Ken Oosterbroek (Frank Rautenbach) and Joao Silva (Neels Van Jaarsveld) were four photojournalists who dedicated themselves to capturing the images of the fight for freedom in South Africa, but while the men were serious about their craft, their determination had as much to do with the rush of confronting danger and the desire to impress those around them -- especially women -- as their commitment to the principles of journalism. Eventually the four photographers became minor celebrities in their own right, but the danger they courted came with a price.
Publisher: [Canada] :, Entertainment One,, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2010
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC BAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 minutes) :,sound, colour ;,4 3/4 inches
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
Alternative Title: Bang-Bang Club

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SAPL454
Apr 18, 2019

Excellent movie; excellent action!

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akirakato
Jan 19, 2018

Something's wrong with this DVD.
It won't run.
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0cho
Jul 25, 2014

An OK movie. Phillippe doesn’t pull off the South African accent very well. All in all, the movie needed more depth. Couldn’t get into any of the characters deep enough to care about them. Worth the watch only because it is based on a true story.

aaa5756 Dec 15, 2012

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

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Carms33
Oct 27, 2012

Both fascinating and fantastic! I truly enjoyed it and highly reccomend the book as well.

howardpoole Oct 23, 2012

Really enjoyed this one. Lots of great camera footage. A very good story based on actual events. A good watch

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movie20
Jun 22, 2012

I like true stories. It was amazing to see what the photographers went through to get their story. I also agree with re_discover's comment below.

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VRMurphy
Oct 12, 2011

Meh. Fascinating story and time, but the first half-hour of the film was sufficiently cardboard to make me decide to not continue. Will try the book instead.

real_thing Oct 07, 2011

A must see for all african americans. TRUE STORY. RECAP

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re_discover
Sep 18, 2011

Overall, I think the Bang Bang Club is a good film. I wish it was deeper. I felt like the audience got a general idea of what was going on with the photographers and during the conflict in general; however, we did not get the real story.

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aaa5756 Mar 29, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

aaa5756 Mar 29, 2013

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -George Washington

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gemini07
Dec 12, 2012

gemini07 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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re_discover
Sep 18, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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