SA police film gives local cinema a shot in the arm
The hilarious new South African police action film, Blitz Patrollie, is to be showcased at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival on 17 May 2013.
The film’s stars, local comedy icons Kagiso Lediga and David Kau, will attend the festival with producers Isaac Mogajane and John Volmik, debuting Blitz Patrollie on a global scale. The team leaves for Cannes on 15 May and returns on 21 May. One of international film’s chief events, the festival is attended by the world’s A-list movie stars and is the event of choice for the industry’s finest to premiere new films that push boundaries and advance the medium.
Blitz Patrollie chronicles the adventures of two police officers who have had the misfortune of being stationed at the “Central” Police Station, the most chaotic police precinct in Johannesburg. Rummy is bogged down with trying to start a family while his violent and abusive mother-in-law just won’t move out. Meanwhile, the overzealous Ace can think of nothing better to do than to put on his “lucky” bulletproof vest and head out to do battle with criminals. The two accidentally stumble upon a massive drug haul and what ensues is a madcap escapade as the duo encounter some of the city’s craftiest crooks in a race against time to catch the bad guys and claim their place in crime fighting history.
Blitz Patrollie releases at cinemas nationwide on the 10th May, with premieres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban preceding the film’s release courtesy of Remy Martin.
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