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January 17, 2016 - 7:00 pm
author Brian Neve.

Zulu  (UK, 1964)

Arguably the climax of Cy Endfield's directorial career is this chronicle of the historic siege of Rorke's Drift in South Africa in 1879, where a small garrison of British soldiers successfully defend their station against attack by hordes of Zulu warriors.  Debated ever since as either a lament or a celebration of British colonial expansion, the film was a smash hit in Britain, cementing Endfield's international reputation and his legacy.

DCP, color, 138 min.  Production: Diamond Films.  Distribution: Embassy Pictures Corp.  Producer: Stanley Baker, Cy Endfield.  Director: Cy Endfield.  Based on a story by John Prebble.  Screenwriter: John Prebble, Cy Endfield.  Cinematographer: Stephen Dade.  Editor: John Jympson.  Composer: John Barry.  With: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth, Michael Caine.