New South African crime thriller to hit local screens

first_img1 July 2014 Cold Harbour, the new South African crime thriller from the producers of Jerusalema, will have its world premiere at the Durban International Film Festival on 19 July before opening in cinemas countrywide on 25 July. The film stars Tony Kgoroge as Sizwe, an ambitious policeman from Khayelitsha who uncovers an abalone smuggling scheme while investigating a Triad (Chinese mafia) murder, and Fana Mokoena as Specialist, Sizwe’s comrade from apartheid struggle days, who went on to choose a life of crime rather than joining the police force. According to producers Ten10 Films, Kgoroge and Mokoena were in fact comrades together in the 1980s, when they spent time together on the run from the apartheid authorities, so they share a real back story with their characters in the movie. Kgoroge has a big international profile as an actor with co-starring roles: as the love interest of British star Naomie Harris in The First Grader, opposite Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo in Skin, and as ANC icon Walter Sisulu opposite Idris Elba in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. In 2010, he made Variety’s list of “South African talent poised to break out” after a fiery performance as Nelson Mandela’s bodyguard opposite Morgan Freeman in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus. Remarkably, though, Cold Harbour marks his first lead role in a South African feature film, along with his transition to an action hero. “This is a very different role for me,” Kgoroge said in a recent statement by Ten10 Films. “It must be every actor’s dream to be the action hero; it’s something I’ve been dying to do for years.” Kgoroge does all his own stunts in the film, even taking on former world muay thai super-middleweight champion Quentin Chong in one scene. Mokoena, for his part, co-starred in World War Z opposite Brad Pitt, Machine Gun Preacher opposite Gerard Butler, Hotel Rwanda opposite Don Cheadle, and as ANC stalwart Govan Mbeki in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Deon Lotz (Faan Se Treine, Verraiers, Skoonheid) and Thomas Gumede (Otelo Burning, A Place Called Home) round out the cast, alongside Chinese star Yu Nan (Expendables II) and Freshlyground lead singer Zolani Mahola. Cold Harbour also marks the feature film debut of writer/director Carey McKenzie, whose documentary about nuclear weapons, Original Child Bomb, won the Grand Jury Prize at Silverdocs, one of the world’s most prestigious documentary festivals, and whose associated short film, B is for Bomb, won the Cannes 2006 Short Film Corner competition. Ten10 Films’ Tendeka Matatu (Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema, Material) produced Cold Harbour with support from the National Film and Video Foundation, the Industrial Development Corporation, the Department of Trade and Industry, Next Entertainment and the City of Cape Town. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Evaluating your grain storage system

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Evaluating how well their grain system handles the harvest season and what improvements may be needed is one of the most important steps farmers can take to help prepare for next year. GSI Conditioning Applications Manager Gary Woodruff has some recommendations for monitoring your grain storage set up in this conversation with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins.last_img

Situation is under control: West Bengal responds to Centre’s advisory

first_imgThe Union Home Ministry on June 9 issued an advisory to the West Bengal government expressing “deep concern” over continued violence in the StateThe advisory, sent on the instructions of Home Minister Amit Shah, said, “It is strongly advised to ensure that all necessary measures are taken to maintain law and order, peace and public tranquility.”In response, State Chief Secretary Malay Kumar De wrote to the Ministry, saying the situation was “under control”. “There have been a few stray post-poll clashes perpetrated by some anti-social elements, the law enforcement authorities have been taking firm and appropriate actions without any delay.”(With PTI inputs)last_img

Rain or Shine clinches quarterfinals spot, beats top seed SMB

first_imgGoogle honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa PBA IMAGESRain or Shine secured a spot in the quarterfinals after beating San Miguel Beer, 95-80, in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Beau Belga had an all-around effort with 19 points, seven rebounds, four assists and five steals to lead the shorthanded Elasto Painters, who were without injured veterans Chris Tiu and James Yap.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES E-Painters center Raymond Almazan also left the game early after hurting his hand and did not return.“At least now we’re assured of a playoff spot,” said ROS head coach Caloy Garcia. “But we also want to win our game on Friday so we could get to number four.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I credit the players. They battled it out today. [San Miguel] also relaxed a little bit so we took advantage of it,” added Garcia, whose squad faces Barangay Ginebra in their final game in the elimination round.The Beermen came into the game already assured of the top seed and may have played the game safe. But that’s not to take anything away from the Painters, who still managed to take down the reigning three-time champions. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicocenter_img View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Read Next Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ Rain or Shine went on an 11-1 run capped by a basket by Gabe Norwood to put the game away, 85-71, with 4:07 remaining.Jewel Ponferada added 17 points while Mark Borboran and Norwood chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively for the Painters (6-4), who spoiled Alex Cabagnot’s first game back for San Miguel.June Mar Fajardo had 19 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for the Beermen, who turned the ball over 24 times and only had 13 assists.ROS, on the other hand, had 24 assists and only seven turnovers.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT Lady Bulldogs face reality after Lady Tamaraws losslast_img read more

London Olympics: Ivan Ukhov wins gold in high jump

first_imgRussian high jumper Ivan Ukhov soared to Olympic gold on Tuesday, clearing 2.38 metres to pip Erik Kynard of the US to the title. Ukhov entered the competition as hot favourite after posting a world-leading 2.39 in Cheboksary, Russia, in March, and justified the tag by clearing five consecutive heights with just one fail.Kynard cleared 2.33 before knocking the bar over at 2.36, 2.38 and 2.40.Derek Drouin of Canada and Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar shared the bronze with 2.29.last_img