Directed by Cy Endfield
Time : 2h18
Cast : Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson
Cinematography : Stephen Dade
Screenplay : John Prebble, Cy Endfield
Music : John Barry
Film editing : Johny Jympson
Production : Stanley Baker, Cy Endfield
1879, South Africa. After suffering defeat at the Battle of Isandhlwana, a hundred British soldiers are pitted against 4,000 Zulu warriors in a battle that appears lost before it begins. A spectacular film that retraces this last stand with rare pictorial power, an English version of the battle of Thermopylae.
Cy Endfield (1914-1995)
A politically engaged film-maker, Cy Endfield was plagued by censorship from his first short film, Inflation (1943), and he was placed on the McCarthyist blacklist after making two films noirs in 1950: The Underworld Story and The Sound of Fury. He found exile in England where, in particular, he made Zulu (1964) and Sands of the Kalahari (1965), and contributed to the screenplay for Zulu Dawn (1979).