Zulu can refer to a South African language, a nation or the titles of plays and films.
Zulu the nation and language
For the language, see : IsiZulu
Zulu as the title of plays and films
Zulu the film (1964)
A British epic war film depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and the Zulus in January 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War. It depicts 150 British soldiers, many of whom were sick and wounded patients in a field hospital, who successfully held off a force of 4,000 Zulu warriors. The film is notable for showing the Zulu army as disciplined and governed by strategy.
Shot in South Africa, it was directed by Cy Endfield and produced by Stanley Baker and Endfield, with Joseph E. Levine as executive producer. The film cast includes Stanley Baker, Michael Caine, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth, Nigel Green, Paul Daneman, Glynn Edwards, Ivor Emmanuel and Patrick Magee. Among the South African actors included are Mangosuthu Buthelezi (as Zulu King Cetshwayo kaMpande), Daniel Tshabalala, Ephraim Mbhele, Simon Sabela, Gert van den Bergh and Kerry Jordan.
Zulu the film (2013)
An international film, shot in South Africa, telling the story of policemen Ali Sokhela and Brian Epkeen who investigate the brutal murder of a young white woman, apparently provoked by the availability of a new illegal drug and somehow connected to the disappearance of black street children.
Written by Caryl Ferey (book), Julien Rappeneau and Jérôme Salle, directed by Jérôme Salle, with Orlando Bloom, and Forest Whitaker.
Numerous South Africans are in the cast and crew, including Conrad Kemp, Tinarie van Wyk Loots, Regardt van den Bergh, Randall Majiet, Patrick Lyster, Joelle Kayembe, Tanya van Graan, Danny Keogh, Christian Bennett, Iman Isaacs, Nomhle Nkoyeni and Denise Newman.
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