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Max Bua leaves his country life behind in hopes of becoming a doctor in Johannesburg, though the big city has different plans for him. | Add synopsis »
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Mpho Lovinga ... Max Bua
Jerry Mofokeng ... Uncle Norman 'Bra Nox' Mogudi
Percy Matsemela ... Razor
Thumi Melamu ... Nozipho Dlamini (as Tumi Melamu)
Coco Merckel ... Six (as Coco Merckle)
Seputla Sebogodi ... Skeel (as Seputla Sebugodi)
Craig Palm ... Toni September
Marcel van Heerden ... Old Man September
Nazli George ... Jacqueline
Job Kubatsi ... Drunk Man
Sweetie ... Mona The Goat
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hendrick Baird ... Mr. Heimer
Joshua Bale ... Detective
Trevor Clarence ... Swede
Bohnale Dikobe ... Lolo
Khanyisile Dube ... Senti Bua
Theresa Iglich ... Registrar
Jacob Macoba ... Lean Stranger
Maduvha Madima ... Sofie
Nathaniel Malekane ... Chauffeur
Billy Mashigo ... Mojalefa (as Billy Moshigo)
Comfort Matsepe ... Rowena Bua
Arthur Mbambo ... Priest 1
Ezrom Menze ... Moeketsi Bua (as Esrom Menze)
Theresa Mkanazi ... Priest 2
Dora Mogorosi ... Matlakala
Refilwe Mokgothoa ... Rebbeca Bua
Kenneth Nkosi ... Priest 3
Kenneth Nta ... Tyrone
Richard Nta ... Lemont
Emeka Nwandiko ... Young Nigerian
Angie Shelembe ... Regina
Dominic Skosana ... Thabo Senior
Sanza Tshabalala ... Rastaman
Ishmael Vena ... Taxi Driver

Directed by
Teddy Mattera 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Greg Latter  additional writing
Teddy Mattera  screenplay

Produced by
Tendeka Matatu .... producer
Jeremy Nathan .... executive producer
Joel Phiri .... executive producer
Original Music by
Philip Miller 
Cinematography by
Ivan Leathers 
Film Editing by
Henion Han 
Casting by
Moonyeenn Lee 
Production Design by
Dimitri Repanis 
Production Management
Paul Hanrahan .... post-production supervisor
Michelle Wheatley .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ben Horowitz .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Tomas Arwe .... sound re-recording mixer
Ivan Milborrow .... sound
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Be of value and life will be a valuable drama, 5 February 2005
Author: CosmoBob from Sweden

Ladies and gentlemen, this is a wonderfully crazy road movie of the theatrical sorts - starring some very beautiful actors. The candid hero is learning some hard facts of life. You will be taught that it is best "to do the right thing". The subject and basic setup are rather simple and straightforward (which I will not reveal), yet the narrative is beautiful with lots of surprises, unexpected twists and interesting characters showing off a plethora of talent. You have to love the gayish soccer judge/priest! Some of the actors are not very accustomed to the camera and perhaps they enjoy the limelight a little bit too much. As the colorful and artistic drama unfolds without hesitation, it on several occasions gives the impression that the whole set is on the verge of bursting into song and dance - and maybe they will? Nothing wrong with that - whatever happens in this respect I am quite happy with the soundtrack. The filming is a bit inconsistent as it on a few occasions switches between 1. movie. 2. filmed theater. 3. documentary. I give it 7+ * out of 10 * (with love. Even if I think the fish-eye lens is used a bit too often)

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