Stunning line-up of films on offer at the cinemas

2014-07-25 00:00

FRESH from its screenings at the Durban International Film Festival, the South African thriller, Cold Harbour, opens nationwide today.

When a seasonal south-easterly storm washes up the mutilated body of a Chinese man on a Cape Town beach, ambitious township cop Sizwe Miya (Tony Kgoroge) sees it as an opportunity to prove himself and earn the promotion he desperately needs. His boss and mentor, Venske (Deon Lotz), gives Sizwe the case but assigns rookie cop Legama (Thomas Gumede) to keep an eye on him.

Sizwe discovers that the homicide is linked to Triad (Chinese mafia) abalone smuggling in Cape Town. A Chinese shipping executive, Soong Mei (Yu Nan), then tries to seduce him into giving her information about the case.

Sizwe seeks advice from his former comrade Specialist (Fana Mokoena), now a crime boss. A tip from Specialist leads to a major abalone bust, but the shipment gets stolen when Specialist uses Sizwe as an unwitting ally in a criminal scheme of his own. In a world where self-interest and corruption have overtaken personal loyalty and civil duty, Sizwe is left with no one to trust.

Also new to cinemas this week is Think Like A Man Too, starring Kevin Hart and Gabrielle Union. All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.

Dance fans will enjoy Step Up: All In, the fifth instalment in the Step Up series. Set in Las Vegas, this chapter shows the stars coming together to take part in a competition that will define their dreams and their careers.

At Cinema Nouveau Gateway is Le Weekend, starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and Jeff Goldblum. The film tells the story of a British couple who return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there, in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage.

The final new offering is The Broken Circle Breakdown, which was nominated in the best foreign language film category at the 2014 Academy Awards. This Flemish film (with English sub-titles) tells of the love story between Elise (Veerle Baetens), a tattoo artist, and Didier (Johan Heldenbergh), a bluegrass singer, sharing their highs and the lows, joy and pain, love and anguish over seven years.


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