Gangster's Paradise, Jerusalema

Gangster's Paradise, Jerusalema

Streaming Video - 2010
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Inspired by a true story, Gangsters Paradise: Jerusalema is an unflinching look into the crime, corruption, and the transgressions of those looking to survive in the most crime-infested district of Johannesburg. Starting off with simple smash and grabs, and petty crime, Lucky Kunene quickly graduates to more aggressive heists such as armed robbery and carjacking. Soon, Lucky realizes he needs a bigger score to fulfill his goals of making it big, and escaping from the slums, to a dream house by the sea. Kunene hatches an elaborate and violent plan to make his fortune - hijacking buildings from landlords of Johannesburg tenements by winning the favor of the tenants and then holding their rent hostage from the landowners. His high-profile real estate acquisitions attract the attention of the local police force who have no qualms about using unprovoked brutality to bring him down. His trouble with the law, coupled with an escalating war between a local drug lord, creates a tense standoff: both sides are closing in, and Kunene must stay one step ahead of his empire or his empire, and his life, will come crashing down. Gangsters Paradise: Jerusalema is written and directed by Ralph Ziman, and stars Rapaulana Seiphemo (WHITE WEDDING, TSOTSI), Robert Hobbs (INVICTUS, DISTRICT 9), Kenneth Nkosi (DISTRICT 9), Ronnie Nyakale (BLOOD DIAMOND), and Louise Saint-Claire (DISTRICT 9).

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aaa5756 Dec 03, 2012

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

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geomillar
Jun 14, 2012

Check out this DVD; it's a powerful and well filmed gem. Mind you, you are in for some bloody scenes; a hybrid of Robin Hood, Godfather and Al Capone. I can't wait for more comments.

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