Doomsday
South Africa (ZA), 1980, 73 minutes
Doomsday Synopsis

Bra Joe, the leader of the Fast Guns Gang, is preparing to go to war against the Butterfly Gang, his long-time arch-rivals, when he is violently stabbed and hospitalized trying to protect his sister.

The blood-feud spills over into the streets of their home-town and tensions escalate when the Fast Guns discover a plot to assassinate Bra Joe while still recovering in hospital.

The gang quickly break their fearless leader out of his recovery ward as a well-meaning Reverend tries to intercede, hoping to bring peace to the community, but to no avail as the Butterfly Gang leader stabs the young man of God.

In a final, bloody showdown, the two gangs annihilate one another, and in the end, every one of them ends up dead.

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Reviewed by nikkareyes
This film not only gives viewers a glimpse on two warring gangs but also conveys a spiritual message of forgiveness and repentance.  Acting portrayals are commendable with the actors portraying... more
This film not only gives viewers a glimpse on two warring gangs but also conveys a spiritual message of forgiveness and repentance.  Acting portrayals are commendable with the actors portraying the characters of Joe and the priest as the ones that really stood out.  A particular scene where the priest is giving a sermon was, I think, a central part of the film and it tries to make sense to what is going on between these gangs. Despite of all the wrongdoings, the movie ended with the notion that bad deeds will never prosper and the bloody end of the gang members was a desolate scene to witness.  There's much blood and too much hatred among the characters and the greed/ love for money was evident in these gangs. 
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Reviewed by jeteli
From the looks of it these two gangs only want to do two things, to steal and to kill each other.  While it's not clear how these gangs came to... more
From the looks of it these two gangs only want to do two things, to steal and to kill each other.  While it's not clear how these gangs came to hate each other so much aside from the fact that they're competitors in robbing people,  one thing is very obvious, they paid for their bad deeds. Even as these men resist to be reformed and repent their sins, in Joe's last moments he ultimately asked the young priest to help him in asking the Lord for forgiveness, a sign that despite of his badness there was still an  innate yearning to be forgiven and to accept the Lord. 
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