over 6 years
good film to watch, be careful it might make you want to get up and do something.
over 7 years
A little uneven, but compelling. Photojournalists make fascinating subjects.
The Bang-Bang Club is a 2010 Canadian-South African film written and directed by Steven Silver and stars Taylor Kitsch as Kevin Carter, Ryan Phillippe as Greg Marinovich, Frank Rautenbach as Ken Oosterbroek and Neels Van Jaarsveld as João Silva. They portray the lives of four photojournalists active within the townships of South Africa during the Apartheid period, particularly between 1990 and 1994, from when Nelson Mandela was released from jail to the 1994 elections. Malin Åkerman plays the role Robin Comley who does everything she can to publish the horrific pictures as portrayed by them.
The Bang-Bang Club is a film adaptation of the auto-biographical book The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War co-written by Greg Marinovich and João Silva who were part of the group of four photographers known as Bang-Bang Club, the other two members being Kevin Carter and Ken Oosterbroek.
The film tells the remarkable and sometimes harrowing story of four young men and the extremes they...