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Drum (2005)




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Set in the 1950's, two journalists help spark the movement against apartheid and explore the colorful jazz rhythms of 1950s Johannesburg.


Taye Diggs
as Henry Nxumalo
Gabriel Mann
as Jürgen Schadeberg
Tumisho K. Masha
as Can Themba
Jason Flemyng
as Jim Bailey
Tumisho Masha
as Can Themba
Moshidi Motshegwa
as Florence Nxumalo
Bonnie Henna
as Dara Macala
Fezile Mpela
as Todd Matshikiza
Thapelo Mokoena
as Casey Motsisi
Greg Melvill-Smith
as Major Att Spengler
Lindane Nkosi
as Nelson Mandela
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Critic Reviews for Drum

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

An intelligent, moving film steeped in an authentic sense of time and place.

November 4, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Offers an intelligent and affecting take on political radicalization in 1950s Johannesburg.

April 9, 2005 | Full Review…
Top Critic

...a harrowing, enlightening venture where 'We live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse,' sadly isn't just a throwaway line uttered early in a bar scene. It's an epigraph.

April 10, 2006
New York Theatre Wire

Unfortunately relies on unoriginal plotting techniques to convey the story of an investigative journalist attempting to expose racial injustices in a society coming to grips with the newly introduced edicts of apartheid.

April 9, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
Boxoffice Magazine

...an engaging look at an important moment in history...

April 9, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Reel Film Reviews

A solid work of classical storytelling.

April 9, 2005 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Film Threat

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