The white student hammered to death, the black boy who has opened in construction ruins to veins, the cut machete the policeman – investigations of these affairs suddenly meet in one point. Detectives Ipkin and Sokela unwind a ball of the crimes which roots leave in days of apartheid blossoming in South Africa. Overcoming own personal and office problems, pair of inspectors should reach heads of the criminal syndicate, set as the purpose destruction of the black population.
To give to a picture the South African color shooting the film in the Republic of South Africa Gerome Sall collected a film crew from local actors and experts. Blum, Forest Whitaker, Sall and his four French colleagues were "visitors" on a platform only Orlando
How many vital films removed about Nelson to Mandela, the fragile tranquillity and safe life in the Republic of South Africa continue to balance on very thin side. The eradicated mutual hatred of the white and black population would seem did not disappear at all completely, its roots are not rooted out and continually give new shoots. In this or that look the problem arises from time to time and on screens, but here its giving while limps, unlike многажды and comprehensively obmusolenny subject of slavery in the USA. Probably, it is necessary, that passed more time that history of prosecution descendants of Europeans of the black population of the Republic of South Africa and reciprocal cruelty of Africans remained behind, probably, it is necessary to look at events an unaided look. But for this purpose time for now we have «The plot theory» is necessary.
Disclosure of social problems by emphasis of attention to them through a prism of genre cinema – a course long ago known and often practised. The police investigation, turning around a reversing state, public or even culturological "dirty linen", – too reception ordinary. Here the main thing – to observe parity of two parts: and in копов to play with all the heart, and to universal values to point. At all simplicity of a formula to observe it it is difficult, as «The plot theory» shows – it is swung constantly by those in one party, in another.
Randall Mazhiet who has played a role of the leader of a gang on a nickname the Cat, actually is the former member of gangster group. On shootings Randall came accompanied by the inspector of the center of rehabilitation
Gerome Sallya’s film desperately wishes to be the rigid police drama, and the author lays up the most drama episodes at all on detective working everyday life, and on "leisure" of the protagonists. At his Ipkin and Sokel problems outside of office so many that would suffice on the whole police station, and, perhaps, would be where it is more interesting to observe the solution of these problems. However at any stage of Sall starts to sow «reasonable, kind, eternal», plunges into the conflict «black and white», mixes in a heap racism, drugs, prostitution and gangsterism, buries in it as in quicksand, and is closer to the ending simply neglects everything.
Both protagonists are rather interesting, and the main thing – are played quite not bad. Bribes how non-trivially approached to the work of Orlando Blum and Forest Whitaker. The first refused from habitual to the viewer of a glamour holenost and appears in image strongly depending on sex and alcohol неадеквата. The second, exhausted to morbidity, stores heavy memoirs of the past, threatening to pour out in neurosis or a suicide. копов, however, Sall uses a rattling mix not too in an original way. As well as it is necessary in textbooks, good коп to the ending cannot cope with thirst of revenge, and bad will manage to save the face in the hottest alteration. But before still it is necessary to reach through a jungle of characters and doubtful subject zigzags.