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Whitaker-Bloom movie 'Zulu' to close Cannes film fest

Oscar-winning US actor Forest Whitaker delivers a speech at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, February 7, 2012. The International Institute for Peace (IIP), co-founded by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Whitaker, formally joined forces with the Organization with a signing agreement between UNESCO, the Institute, Rutgers University (New Jersey, USA) and the Government of the United States of America. UPI/Eco Clement
Oscar-winning US actor Forest Whitaker delivers a speech at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, February 7, 2012. The International Institute for Peace (IIP), co-founded by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Whitaker, formally joined forces with the Organization with a signing agreement between UNESCO, the Institute, Rutgers University (New Jersey, USA) and the Government of the United States of America. UPI/Eco Clement | License Photo

CANNES, France, April 12 (UPI) -- France's 66th Festival de Cannes is to close with a screening of "Zulu," a thriller starring Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom shot in South Africa.

The film was directed by Jerome Salle and adapted from the novel of the same name by Caryl Ferey.

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Set in contemporary Cape Town, the film is about two police officers "caught up in a suspenseful search [that] combines elements of political film noir and social study," a synopsis said.

The renowned film festival is to open May 15 with a showing of Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby."

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