Drum (2005)

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

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 14, 2005
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Sura Wood
Hollywood Reporter

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

Francesca Dinglasan
Boxoffice Magazine

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.

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Joe Leydon

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

Jeremy Mathews
Film Threat

A solid work of classical storytelling.

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Brandon Judell
New York Theatre Wire

...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.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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

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