Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema

2008120 minNC-17, ,

A young hoodlum's rise through the ranks from a small-time criminal to a powerful crime-lord during the turbulent years before and after the fall of apartheid.

Cast & Crew

Daniel Buckland

Josh Freidlander

Robert Hobbs

Inspector Blakkie Swart

Ronnie Nyakale

Zakes Mbolelo

Shelley Meskin

Leah Friedlander (as Shelly Meskin)

Jafta Mamabolo

Young Kunene

Lerato Moloi

Loretta Dlamini



Ronnie Apteker

Executive Producer

Details of Movie

Country South Africa
Language Afrikaans English
Budget $2,000,000
Revenue Opening Weekend USA: $4,958, 13 June 2010 Gross USA: $7,294 Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $421,593
Production Multi Films
Distribution Lleju Productions (2010) (USA) (theatrical) Ster-Kinekor Pictures (2007) (South Africa) (theatrical) Anchor Bay Entertainment (2010) (USA) (DVD) Ascot Elite Home Entertainment (2011) (Germany) (DVD) Cinemax (2009) (Hungary) (TV) Indies Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (retail) Madman Entertainment (2009) (Australia) (DVD) Movie Bank (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (rental)

Fun Facts of Movie

The movie’s title is based on the concept that the view of the Hillbrow District looks like it’s standing on a hill just like New Jerusalem.

The budget for the movie was so low that skateboards were used for camera dollies on set.

Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema was South Africa’s 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category.

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