Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema

Director: Ralph Ziman
Country: South Africa
Year: 2008
Running Time: 118 min
Language: English

Lucky Kunene, a poor boy in rural South Africa, is plucked from the nursery slopes of crime and roped into armed robbery by a former ANC soldier with a vendetta against the old regime. Kunene grows up to become the country’s self-proclaimed Robin Hood. This stylized crime story ponders the nature of justice and the virtues of vigilantism.

About the Director

Ralph Ziman

Ralph ZimanBiography: Ralph Ziman was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1963. After completing school, he worked as a news and documentary cameraman for the South African Broadcasting Corporation. He has since directed numerous music video and feature films, including The Zookeeper and Hearts and Minds.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema (2009).

Filmography:
Hearts and Minds (1995);
The Zookeeper (2001);
Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema (2008);
Kite (2014).