Trailer for South African Movie 'Blood & Glory' Directed by Sean Else

February 27, 2018
Source: YouTube

Blood & Glory Trailer

"What if we defeat you?" Cleopatra Entertainment has released an official US trailer for the South African period epic Blood & Glory, which opened in South Africa in 2016, but is just now getting a US release direct-to-VOD this March. Based on true historical events from South Africa's history, the story is about a man who is taken prisoner during the Second Anglo-Boer War and is sent to the St. Helena concentration camp, where he tries to defeat a Colonal at the game of rugby. Stian Bam stars, along with Charlotte Salt, Josh Myers, Andre Jacobs, Greg Kriek, Nick Cornwall, and Grant Swanby. This actually looks like a film about rugby, or so it seems, with prisoners learning to play in order to battle against the warden. This just seems like an odd story to tell, but I don't know the history in South Africa well enough. Watch below.

Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Sean Else's Blood & Glory, direct from YouTube:

Blood & Glory Poster

Set in 1901, this period epic follows Willem Morkel (Stian Bam) - a Boer and family man whose wife and son are murdered during the Anglo-Boer War (1899 - 1902). Captured as a prisoner of war, Willem must survive incarceration in the notorious St. Helena concentration camp and defeat the ruthless Colonel Swannell (Grant Swanby), at his own game… Rugby. Blood & Glory is both written and directed by South African filmmaker Sean Else, making his third feature after Platteland and 'n Man Soos My Pa previously. This first opened in South African cinemas back in early 2016, and it also played at the Camerimage Film Festival in Poland in late 2016. Cleopatra Entertainment will release Sean Else's Blood & Glory directly on VOD starting March 20th next month, if anyone is interested in finally catching this film. Your thoughts?

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I mean, it was mostly the British in South Africa at the time and they were fighting against the Boer's who were also white at the time so... what's your point?

4chan on Feb 27, 2018


This has to be a remake of Victory with Stallone, Michael Caine and Pele....

TheOct8pus on Feb 28, 2018


Apartheid was pretty much established on day one of the British and Dutch occupations of SA

TheOct8pus on Feb 28, 2018


If this is an "Accurate" historical film there will definitely be black people in the cast, but most likely as servants and background characters and not as protagonists. Anyway - I have no desire to see this movie for the reasons you pointed out above. If this was about the native people of SA I'd be all for it. Tsotsi was an amazing movie. This just looks like some cliche' BS

TheOct8pus on Feb 28, 2018


This based on a true event but of course I am sure the story is "hollywooded" up a bit. Doubt if there are many blacks since the event took place on the South Atlantic island of St Helena and the pows were Boers or today are called Afrikaaners. If you are the type of bigot who thinks that all southern white men are racist you will not like this movie.

ervinsims on Apr 2, 2018


There were no blacks among the Boer's nor British and at the time, blacks were not allowed to do anything at all pretty much so all it's doing is being historically accurate. Also the movie takes place on saint helena, where there were no black people. But no I agree, we should have no movies about the Egyptians or Native American's or any civilization that has had anything to do with slavery or racism. A matter a fact, all history must be rewritten as one big multicultural gang bang lmao

4chan on Feb 28, 2018


You could attempt to refute my points but I guess acting like a child works too.

4chan on Feb 28, 2018


When I see 'glory' in the title that follows a story about the war, army and prisoners, I am not really enthusiastic about it. Not at all, to be honest ...

shiboleth on Feb 28, 2018


I think I will pass.

DAVIDPD on Feb 28, 2018


Excellent film. Absolutely wonderful.

Malinda Nel on Apr 28, 2018

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