Zulu: Closing Night of 2013 Cannes Fest, Starring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker

The 66th Festival de Cannes will close on May 26 with a screening of the thriller Zulu, shot entirely on location in South Africa by Jérôme Salle and adapted from the novel of the same name by Caryl Férey.

The action takes place in Cape Town, in a South Africa that is still overshadowed by apartheid, where destitute townships rubs shoulders with affluent neighborhoods.

Two cops on the beat, Orlando Bloom (“Pirates of the Caribbean” by Gore Verbinski, “The Lord of the Rings” by Peter Jackson) and Forest Whitaker (“The Last King of Scotland” by Kevin McDonald, “Ghost Dog” by Jarmusch).

generic viagra onlineDog, La Voie du Samouraï by Jim Jarmush) are caught up in a suspenseful search which combines elements of political film noir and social study.

Co-written by Julien Rappeneau, Zulu was produced by Richard Grandpierre (Eskwad), coproduced with Pathé, Lobster Tree and M6 Films and is to be distributed in France by Pathé, who will also handle the film’s international distribution. The score was composed by Alexandre Desplat.

In 1988, Forest Whitaker won Best Actor at Cannes for his role in Clint Eastwood’s Bird.