The Bang Bang Club delivers a powerful trailer
The title for The Bang Bang Club may be making you think of one film, but watching the trailer for the film certainly takes you in another direction entirely, and the trailer is a tough one I have to say, this is not for the faint hearted, and neither will the film be.
It follows a group of news photographers, or rather combat photographers, who risked their own lives to take photos of the first free elections in post Apartheid South Africa, some bloody and violent moments in history that shocked the world and left an incredible impact on the people who photographed them and witnessed them happening.
The Bang Bang Club is based on the book of the same name which tells the true story of these four young photographers and shows us some of the scenes they witnessed, were part of and photographed, and the film doesn't look like it's going to fall short of showing us what they saw, especially judging by the trailer, which I should warn you is pretty full on and shows some harrowing moments.
The Bang Bang Club is the real life story of a group of four young combat photographers - Greg Marinovich, Joao Silva, Kevin Carter and Ken Oosterbroek - bonded by friendship and their sense of purpose to tell the truth. They risked their lives and used their camera lenses to tell the world of the brutality and violence associated with the first free elections in post Apartheid South Africa in the early 90s. This intense political period brought out their best work (two won Pulitzers during the period) but cost them a heavy price. Based on the book of the same name by Marinovich and Silva, the film stars Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman and Taylor Kitsch and explores the thrill, danger and moral questions associated with exposing the truth.
It sounds a powerful story, but when you see the trailer you're going to realise just how powerful it is, I imagine that the book The Bang Bang Club (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) that the film is adapted from is even tougher..
You can see the trailer over at Apple Trailers in Quicktime high definition, or I have a version right here for you. Please do remember that there are some tough images in here.