South African action film Santana coming to Netflix

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  • The local action film Santana will be released on Netflix, Friday 28 August.
  • It stars David O’ Hara, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Rapulana Seiphemo, Neide Vieira and Nompilo Gwala.
  • The film centres on two estranged brothers who have to work together to take down a drug empire.

Gravel Road Distribution Group announced on Tuesday that the local action film Santana will be released on Netflix.

Directed by Chris Roland and Maradona Dias Dos Santos, it stars David O' Hara, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Rapulana Seiphemo, Neide Vieira and Nompilo Gwala, alongside Angolan actors Paulo Americano and Raul Rosario.

The film centres on two estranged brothers who were split after their parents were murdered 35 years ago. Matias (Rosario) was six years old, and Dias (Americano) was still in his mother's womb. Matias was fortunate and was adopted by a well-off family, who gave him a stable and loving upbringing. Dias was less fortunate and was in and out of orphanages and troubled most of his life.

Both brothers decided to serve their country, Matias now a general in the military, and Dias a commander of the DNIC, a special unit of the Angolan police force.

When the two brothers are forced to work together to take down a major drug operation, they discover the man behind the drug empire is Ferreira (Seiphemo), the same man that murdered their parents all those years ago.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht

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