CINEMA OF DOOM (Special Edition): Umshini Wam (2011)

Oh boy, do I have a treat for you today. Normally I wouldn’t post another edition of Cinema of Doom so soon after the last one, but the existence of this little flick was made known to me just last night and it really bowled me over. I couldn’t wait to share it with you.

Umshini Wam (Bring Me My Machine Gun in English) is a short film collaboration between South African hip-hop weirdoes Die Antwoord and writer/director Harmony Korine. It’s been out for a few months, but if you’re like me and it slipped your radar, I’m proud to introduce these 15 minutes of pure, mad genius to you here at Smiling Doom. Seriously, this had me giddily delighted from the first frame to the last. I hope you dig it even half as much as I did. Enjoy.

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Filed under Cinema of Doom, Weird / Brutal / Extreme Cinema

4 responses to “CINEMA OF DOOM (Special Edition): Umshini Wam (2011)

  1. ಠ¿ಠarol

    That went over MY head. 😦

    • There’s a little commentary on South African society in there, on society in general, and on being an outcast or whatever, but I like it for it’s absurdity and the weird visuals mostly. It helps if you’re familiar with the Die Antwoord.

      • ಠ¿ಠarol

        No, not familiar with Die Antwoord. South African hip-hop weirdos? Good grief. I’m way too old for that kind of thing.

        I had the volume way up because MAN was it hard to understand them. I gave it the old college try.

        I much more understood that Serbian rape film you posted way back. LOL!

      • Carol wrote: “I much more understood that Serbian rape film you posted way back. LOL!”

        Haha. That’s enough to make you alright with me, Carol.

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