Four CornersCultureCinemaMovie reviews
Four Corners, referring to the four corners of a prison cell, tells the story of two gangs in particular: the 26 and the 28. The two gangs have fighting for around a hundred years and there seems to be no peace in sight. When children start disappearing around the city, the two gangs start looking for answers from their rivals.
This story focuses on four people trapped within some element of the conflict: a local cop trying to keep some peace, a released gang general trying to reform his life, a surgeon from London, and a young chess genius trying as best he can to not get caught up in it all. Each of them is intertwined with stories of families lost and gained.
Ricardo, with his love and flair for chess, uses his skill to try and keep out of the fight, but how longer will it be before he must make a choice that could result in life and death? This is a decision many like him will make, but what makes his case intriguing is how his family are so deeply affected. In his quest to keep hold of himself, he goes on a journey that will change his life forever.
Four Corners takes an exciting look into the pain, suffering and strength that goes into finding your “number”. Life without a number is impossible; life with one could cost you your life. This is the first film to delve into this old war of the Numbers; audiences will be no doubt left with a deeper understanding the hardships and struggles of South African gang life.
Amaliah Sara Marmon-Halm
Four Corners is released nationwide on 5th June 2015.
Watch the trailer for Four Corners here: