South African Film

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Mr. Bones (2001)
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A medicine man is sent looking for the son of his tribal king, and brings back an American golfer and a host of goons intent on keeping him in the golf tournament. (110 mins.)
Director: Gray Hofmeyr
 
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Red Scorpion (1988)
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An elite Soviet Special Forces operative is chosen to assassinate a rebel leader, but instead he defects to lead the resistance against his former comrades. (105 mins.)
Director: Joseph Zito
 
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Shaka Zulu (1986 Mini-Series)
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A historical account on the life of the Zulu king Shaka. (300 mins.)
 
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Skin (2008)
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Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era. (107 mins.)
Director: Anthony Fabian
 
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The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
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A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries. (109 mins.)
Director: Jamie Uys
 
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Tsotsi (2005)
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Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader. (94 mins.)
Director: Gavin Hood
 
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District 9 (2009)
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An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. (112 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
 
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Beat the Drum (2003)
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Young Musa is orphaned after a mysterious illness strikes his village in KwaZulu Natal. To help his grandmother... (114 mins.)
Director: David Hickson
 
9.
More Than Just a Game (2007)
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A drama about political prisoners playing soccer at Robben Island prison, where Nelson Mandela was held. (90 mins.)
Director: Junaid Ahmed
 
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The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
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Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck... (98 mins.)
Director: Jamie Uys
 
11.
Robert Mugabe... What Happened? (2011 Documentary)
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Robert Mugabe... what happened?, charts the Shakespearean rise and fall of the man who led a very successful African country... (84 mins.)
Director: Simon Bright
 
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Boesman and Lena (2000)
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Intense love and hate bring a man and woman through personal tragedy. (90 mins.)
Director: John Berry
 
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Disgrace (2008)
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After having an affair with a student, a Cape Town professor moves to the Eastern Cape, where he gets caught up in a mess of post-apartheid politics. (119 mins.)
Director: Steve Jacobs
 
14.
De Voortrekkers (1916)
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(54 mins.)
Director: Harold Shaw
 
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Siliva Zulu: Storia Negra in 5 Parti (1928)
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(64 mins.)
 
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African Jim (1949)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Donald Swanson
 
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Invictus (2009)
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Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. (134 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
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Drum (2004)
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A hot-shot journalist is swept up in a movement to challenge Apartheid in 1950s South Africa. (94 mins.)
Director: Zola Maseko
 
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Come Back, Africa (1959 Documentary)
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Come Back, Africa chronicles the life of Zachariah, a black South African living under the rule of the harsh apartheid government in 1959. (95 mins.)
Director: Lionel Rogosin
 
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Sea Point Days (2008 Documentary)
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Lying on the coast of Cape Town - South Africa's most segregated city - there is one public space where... (94 mins.)
 
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Mapantsula (1988)
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Mapantsula tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster who inevitably becomes caught up in the growing... (100 mins.)
Director: Oliver Schmitz
 
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Ask Me I'm Positive (2004 Documentary)
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Thabo, Thabiso and Moalosi are young, attractive and deal openly with their HIV status. Nearly a third of the population in Lesotho is HIV positive. (48 mins.)
Director: Teboho Edkins
 
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A Red Ribbon Around My House (2001 Documentary)
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(26 mins.)
Director: Portia Rankoane
 
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Stander (2003)
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The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber. (111 mins.)
Director: Bronwen Hughes
 
25.
Zulu Love Letter (2004)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Ramadan Suleman
 
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Fools (1997)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Ramadan Suleman
 
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Dear Mandela (2012 Documentary)
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When the South African government promises to 'eradicate the slums' and begins to evict shack dwellers far outside the city... (94 mins.)
 
28.
Hijack Stories (2000)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Oliver Schmitz
 
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Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2008)
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A young hoodlum's rise from a small-time criminal to a powerful crime entrepreneur during the turbulent years before and after the fall of apartheid. (119 mins.)
Director: Ralph Ziman
 
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Son of Man (2006)
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One man's journey of love, deception and betrayal in contemporary South Africa. Based on the New Testament. (86 mins.)
 
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Otelo Burning (2011)
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When 16 year old Otelo Buthelezi, his best friend, New Year, and his 12 year old brother, Ntwe, are invited to the beach-house of their new friend... (97 mins.)
Director: Sara Blecher
 
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Man on Ground (2011)
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Ade and Femi are expatriate Nigerian brothers. Ade is a successful banker in London, while Femi, once a political dissident in his home country... (80 mins.)
Director: Akin Omotoso
 
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Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon (2005)
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A writer trying to locate a woman he met at a park encounters numerous refugees who have made South Africa their home. (80 mins.)
Director: Khalo Matabane
 
34.
Of Good Report (2013)
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An introverted high school teacher in rural South Africa starts an obsessive affair with a pupil, with tragic consequences. A South African homage to film noir. (109 mins.)
 
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Heartlines (2006)
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After serving a jail sentence for theft, Manyisa, a young man with a cruel past and an uncertain future... (95 mins.)
Director: Angus Gibson
 
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Beauty (2011)
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Portrait of a closeted gay husband/father living a life of quiet middle-aged desperation who becomes fixated on a friend's handsome collegiate son, leading to an incident. (99 mins.)
Director: Oliver Hermanus
 
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Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (2002 Documentary)
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Interviews, archival footage, and filmed performances highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against apartheid. (108 mins.)
Director: Lee Hirsch