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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Amanda Dakada ...
Older Girl
Vusi Kunene ...
The Thief
Gift Leotlela ...
Groom
Tsholofelo Matseke ...
Bride
Jerry Mofokeng ...
The Night-watchman
Sam Mofokeng ...
Gundealer
Arthur Molepo ...
Policeman
Ayanda Ncube ...
Young Girl
Jeremiah Ndlovu ...
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Winston Ntshona ...
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Keketso Semoko ...
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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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a simple, powerful short with an anti-violence message
21 November 1999 | by (auckland, new zealand) – See all my reviews

The Storekeeper is a highly underrated short from South Africa that I was lucky enough to catch at the NZ film festival this year. Superbly and simply directed without dialogue, it is a powerful and intense anti-violence statement and a minor masterpiece. Catch it if you can.


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