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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 123 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Starz Media : 2010.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Ralph Ziman.
Participant or Performer Note:
Rapulana Seiphemo, Jeffrey Sekele, Ronnie Nyakale, Shelly Meskin, Malusi Skenjana, Robert Hobbs, Jafta Mamabolo, Motlatsi Mahloko, Kenneth Nkosi.
Summary, etc.:
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).
Target Audience Note:
Rated R.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Gangsters > South Africa > Johannesburg > Drama.
Criminals > South Africa > Johannesburg > Drama.
Extortion > South Africa > Johannesburg > Drama.
Johannesburg (South Africa) > Drama.

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