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Cannes film festival 2013 to close with Jérôme Salle's Zulu

Update : 16 Apr 2013, 10:29 AM

Guardian

The Cannes film festival has announced its closing film will be Zulu – the first English-language film from French director Jérôme Salle.

Starring Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom, Zulu is a crime thriller set in South Africa during the apartheid era – although it has the same title as the celebrated 1963 Cy Endfield Anglo-Zulu war film, which starred Michael Caine and Stanley Baker. Whitaker and Bloom play two policemen investigating a crime in a film described as part noir, part social study. Adapted from Caryl Férey's novel (also titled Zulu) by Julien Rappeneau, the film is shot entirely on location in South Africa.

The 2013 Cannes film festival runs from 15 to 26 May. Steven Spielberg is president of the jury and Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, starringLeonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, will be the opening film. It was announced last week that Amélie star Audrey Tautouwill host the opening and closing ceremonies.

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