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South Africa's "B Movies"
2.9
61 Ratings

Umbango

Directed by Tonie Van Der Merwe
South Africa, 1986
Crime
  • Zulu
  • English
South Africa's "B Movies"

Synopsis

When Kay Kay, a powerful, ruthless businessman sets out on a mission of revenge against two men accused of killing his brother, he strong-arms the local sheriff into forming a posse of thugs to aid in his vendetta.

Our take

The final newly restored film in our series on genre films made specifically for black South Africans—though notably directed by the white Van Der Merwe—is a Zulu western! This most American of genres is cleverly appropriated for a new setting that wildly changes the stakes—and the participants.

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