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Films & Schedules - Jerusalema

Sat, Feb 14, 2009
at 5 PM (B1)

Wed, Feb 18, 2009
at 8:45 PM (B1)


DIRECTOR: Ralph Ziman - South Africa

"I had two heroes: Karl Marx and Al Capone." So begins the story of Lucky Kunene, a small-time South African hood who makes crime his career choice when he can't afford his college tuition.  Realizing that small-time crime doesn't pay, he decides to turn himself into a "businessman": a real estate developer who hijacks groups of buildings from white slumlords, offering to sell them back in exchange for improved living conditions.  While gaining Robin Hood status for good works and a talent for evading the law, Kunene soon finds out that success unfortunately makes enemies.  Ziman's fast-paced crime rama, based on true events, provides a new perspective on South Africa's recent history and burgeoning crime rate as it ponders the nature of justice and the virtues of vigilantism.  This year's South African submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. 

Filmography: Hearts and Minds (95), The Zookeeper (01).

B1     118 Minutes    

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