The promo trailer for the drama The Bang Bang Club has gone online. Like yesterday’s promo trailers for Trust and Barney’s Version, this trailer comes ahead of the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 9 – 19th. However, Bang Bang Club will open in a wider release on September 10th. It’s an interesting release date since it doesn’t allow the movie to build buzz on the festival circuit, but allows for the possibility that you could be hearing about how great the film is on the 9th and then you have the opportunity to see it on the 10th even if you’re not at TIFF.
The trailer itself is all over the place. It starts out very solemn as we see photographers (played by Ryan Phillipe, Taylor Kitsch, Frank Rautenbach, and Neels Van Jaarsveld) take pictures of South Africans following the end of Apartheid. But then we cut to them partying and having a merry old time. Then we cut back to Phillipe taking more pictures of South Africans, making out with Malin Akerman, and then the trailer goes back to solemn. Check it out for yourself after the jump.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Bang Bang Club:
The Bang Bang Club was the name given to four young photographers, Greg Marinovich, Kevin Carter, Ken Oosterbroek and Joao Silva, whose photographs captured the final bloody days of white rule in South Africa and the final demise of apartheid. The film tells the remarkable and sometimes harrowing story of these young men – and the extraordinary extremes they went to in order to capture their pictures.