Published Mar 03, 2011Controversial South African rap/pop crew Die Antwoord are known for their shocking, over-the-top visuals and glorification of a lower-class lifestyle. It's only fitting, then, that they would team up with divisive hipster filmmaker Harmony Korine for a short film. The group have collaborated with Korine on an upcoming film called Umshini Wam, which translates to "machine gun." The 16-minute short is set to premiere at SXSW later this month.
The official synopsis for Umshini Wam reads as follows:
Big dreams, big blunts, big rims and big guns; it's time to get gangsta gangsta. Ninja and Yo-Landi are wheelchair-bound lovers and real gangstas. They live in the outskirts of civilization, they shoot guns for fun, smoke massive joints and sleep in the woods. They don't have any bling to show for their gangsta cred, but the world deserves to know who they are. They're tramps and their wheels are starting to fall off. Ninja become despondent over their vagabond existence, but Yo Landi won't let him give up. What ensues is straight-up gangsta mayhem, the realist of the real, true gangsta shit.
Korine and Die Antwoord's Umshini Wam is set to premiere at SXSW's film festival on March 15. More information on the event is available here.
Thanks to Movie City News/Spin for the tip.