The Bang Bang Club
Out Now On-Demand
The true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalists who risked their lives to report on the violence and brutality associated with the first free elections in post-Apartheid South Africa. Stars Ryan Phillippe (Flags of our Fathers).
In 1994, four combat photographers - Greg Marinovich (Phillippe), Joao Silva (Neels Van Jaarsveld), Kevin Carter (Taylor Kitsch), and Ken Oosterbroek (Frank Rautenbach) - bonded by their sense of purpose to report the truth, exposed the bloody, final days of white rule in South Africa to the international community. The period of extreme violence came at a heavy price as the group's dedication, and willingness to push the limits of journalistic ethics, brought about personal tragedy. Based on the book written by two of the photographers involved.
- Steven Silver(feature debut)
- Steven Silver (based on the book: 'The Bang-Bang Club Snapshots from a Hidden War' by Greg Marinovich and João Silva)
Adaptation, Drama, True Story
Rating: R16 contains violence, offensive language & content that may disturb
Canada, South Africa
A.V. Club (USA)
Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)
Los Angeles Times
New York Times