Dangerous Ground

Synopsis: Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid, and left in fear of his life) to bury his father. He meets up with his brother Ernest, who tells him their other brother Stephen couldn't be contacted. Vusi goes to Johannesburg to find him, but at first can only find his neighbor/girlfriend, Karin, a stripper. Vusi proceeds to learn how conditions have changed since the end of apartheid, not always for the better for black men.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Darrell Roodt
Production: New Line Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

I'm worried about him.

My heart tells me

something is wrong.

You must go and find him

and bring him home.

I wish I could.

I got a flight that leaves

tomorrow morning...

and exams and...

There's no way

I could stay here in Africa.

I gotta go back home.

Vusi, son, you are the head

of the household now.

Steven is my last born.

You have to go and find him.

You have to.

I'm about to get out of here.

I just came to say bye.

Why did you

have to hire a BMW?

Why not a Toyota or something?

What's wrong with a BMW?

I hate them.

They're for the rich...

the exploiters.

Is there anything

you don't hate?

I don't hate fighting the Boer.

I don't hate my AK-47.

I don't hate grenades,

my limpet mines.

Why do you keep all that shit?

For what?

Because if the new

South Africa treat the poor...

like the old South Africa,

then they will need them.

Maybe you need to go back

to be a soldier, man.

What for?

There's peace.

Everybody's talking about peace,

but where's justice?

Where's my justice?

You'll come back.

Affirmative action will give

you a nice car, a nice job.

What about me?

An old M.K. soldier.

Nobody needs me.

What you need to do

is get yourself back in school.

See, that's how you fight

a war-with education.

Just f*ck off!

Wait a minute.

Let me tell you something.

You're my brother,

and I love you...

and you can cuss me all day,

but never put your hands on me.

Tell Mother I'll send word

as soon as I find Steven.

I bet you won't even look!

You'll run away

like the coward that you are.

Well, I'm the one

that's going to look for him.

You the one that let him go.

I couldn't blame Ernest.

He was a soldier without a war.

Victory had come so sudden,

he didn't know what to do.

He was lost, but so was

my little brother Steven...

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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