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The Storekeeper (1998)

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An elderly man owns a small, isolated general store, somewhere in rural South Africa. After suffering a series of burglaries, which culminate in the murder of a night-watchman, the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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An elderly man owns a small, isolated general store, somewhere in rural South Africa. After suffering a series of burglaries, which culminate in the murder of a night-watchman, the Storekeeper finally takes the law into his own hands - with tragic consequences. Written by Gavin Hood <gavinhood@compuserve.com>

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Gavin Hood's short film, "The Storekeeper", is featured as a special feature on the DVD edition of Tsotsi (2005) which was released in 2005. See more »

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Moving piece of a man's determination
30 January 2001 | by (San Diego, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

Gavin Hood's THE STOREKEEPER is a mini-masterpiece of filmmaking, a film short with no dialogue, yet with very moving characters, whose facial expressions and body language make the short work. A storekeeper in South Africa goes to extreme lengths to keep from being repeatedly burglarized. We know exactly what'll happen as the story progresses, yet we're powerless to stop it.


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