Zulu (2013 film)
Zulu is a 2013 English-language French produced crime film directed by Jérôme Salle. It was selected as the closing film at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
The film is partly based on Project Coast, the program for biological and chemical weapons of the South African apartheid regime, and the book Zulu by author Caryl Férey, winner of the French Grand Prix for Best Crime Novel of 2008.
Police detectives Ali Sokhela (Forest Whitaker) and Brian Epkeen (Orlando Bloom) investigate a murder which apparently took place because the killer took a dangerous new drug.
The film starts when we see a young boy peeking through the windows of a house. The boy's father is outside being tortured by a group of people who set him on fire by 'necklacing' (a tire is wrapped around him and set alight). One of the men torturing his father sees him and the boy runs away.
Flash forward to 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. The boy, Ali Sokhela, has now grown up and is the chief of the police homicide branch. He still has various psychological problems, including memories from his childhood, such as the one that was mentioned in the beginning of the film, which was triggered when he was using his treadmill.