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SANTANA, the film, to be released on Netflix 28 August 2020

“Blood may be thicker than water,
but the only thing in their way is each other”

Gravel Road Distribution Group is proud to announce that it is releasing the action film, SANTANA, a Netflix Original, on Netflix on 28 August 2020. The film is directed by Chris Roland and Maradona Dias Dos Santos, and stars David O’ Hara, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Rapulana Seiphemo, Neide Vieira and Nompilo Gwala, alongside Angolan actors Paulo Americano and Raul Rosario.

The film’s storyline revolves around two estranged brothers, one stable and the other anything but, after being split 35 years ago after their parents were murdered. Matias was six years old and Dias was still in his mother’s womb. Matias was fortunate and was adopted by a well-off family, who gave him a stable and loving upbringing. Dias was less fortunate, and was in and out of orphanages and trouble most of his life. Both brothers decided to serve their country, Matias (Raul Rosario) now a general in the military, and Dias (Paulo Americano) a commander of the DNIC, a special unit of the Angolan police force.

While Matias has moved on from his parent’s murder, it has become an obsession with Dias, who is now a deep depression, which he nurses with alcohol. When Matias meets Thandi (Nompilo Gwala), he begins a loving and connected relationship. Dias is attracted to Celia (Neide Vieira), a fellow officer, but he is unable to cross the line fearing any emotion a possible relationship might bring. Celia will eventually betray Dias in a way he could not have seen coming.

When the two brothers are forced to work together to take down a major drug operation, they discover the man behind the drug empire is Ferreira (Rapulana Seiphemo), the same man that murdered their parents all those years ago.

Dias begins this journey wanting only one thing – to kill Ferreira, regardless of his oath to uphold the law. Matias wants only justice and has to keep his brother in check. When Ferreira sends assassins to kill both Dias and Matias, they are forced to reconcile their differences, and ultimately learn that blood is thicker than water.

SANTANA, the film will release on Netflix on 28 August 2020.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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