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Director:
Writer (WGA):
David McBrayer (written by)
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Release Date:
2 November 2006 (Hong Kong) See more »
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Plot:
Young Musa is orphaned after a mysterious illness strikes his village in KwaZulu Natal. To help his grandmother... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
8 wins See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Junior Singo ... Musa
Owen Sejake ... Nobe Lebese
Mary Twala ... Ntombi
Clive Scott ... Pieter Botha
Nolatandu Maleke ... Letti
Adelaide Shabalala ... Village Sangoma
Lennox Matheboe ... Ayize
Bhekhimusi Mkize ... Stick Fighting Kid #1
Thulani Xolo ... Stick Fighting Kid #2
Glen Gabela ... Teacher
Dinco Nchebeleng ... Thandi
Jeremiah Ndlovu ... Village Elder
Elliot Makhubo ... Village Man
Lindelani Buthelezi ... Truckstop Owner
Pumi Mkuwanazi ... Prostitute
Maurice Carpede ... Tumisho
Tom Fairfoot ... Stefan Botha
Fats Bookholane ... Muthi Seller
Phello Sejake ... Emily
Cindi Mabikwa ... Nobe's Daughter #1
Khumo Masego ... Nobe's Daughter #2
Keketso Semoko ... Sophie
Dino Nondumo ... Tyro
Morena Sefatsa ... Younger Boy
Muso Sefatsa ... Street Boy #1
Shimane Lekomu ... Street Boy #2
Salamina Mphelo ... Street Girl #1
Moshoeshoe Chabeli ... Pastor Gophe
Tinah Mnumzana ... Healthworker
Themsi Times ... Township Sangoma

Nthati Moshesh ... Frances
Judy Phillips ... Woman Tourist
Catherine Cooke ... Dr. Troubh
Seputla Sebogodi ... Joe
Yule Masiteng ... Soweto Neighbour #4
Trudie Taljaard ... Lauren

Directed by
David Hickson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David McBrayer (written by) (as W. David McBrayer)

Produced by
David McBrayer .... producer
Karen S. Shapiro .... producer
Richard Shaw .... producer
 
Original Music by
Klaus Badelt 
Ramin Djawadi 
 
Cinematography by
Lance Gewer 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Winitsky 
 
Casting by
Christa Schamberger 
 
Production Design by
Johnny Breedt 
 
Costume Design by
Ruy Filipe 
 
Makeup Department
Nadine Prigge .... hair designer
Nadine Prigge .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Nerissa Black .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marc Biart .... second assistant director
David McBrayer .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
Rian Balvin .... dialogue dubbing mixer
Nico Louw .... sound recordist
Emile Razpopov .... sound designer
Xavier Sol .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerard Botha .... assistant camera
Clint Covey .... best boy grip
 
Editorial Department
Richard Shaw .... additional editorial
Nicci Van Niekerk .... assistant editor
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Serge Djang .... composer: additional music
Rumen Entchev .... music mixer
Ciaran Hope .... music editor
Valentin Ivanov .... music recordist
Penka Kouneva .... lead orchestrator
Stephen Krause .... music mixer (as Steve Krause)
Djimi Krumbach .... conductor
Stefka Majdrakova .... music engineer
Dessie Markovsky .... music producer
Ivan Panev .... music coordinator
Ina Popdimitrova .... musical director
Petya Simeonova .... music manager
 
Other crew
Amy J. Moore .... head of facilitation
Laura Vogt .... production accountant
 

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114 min
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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Great Movie, a powerhouse, 29 November 2006
Author: (writersreview@aol.com) from LA

This is a really great movie, the kind that you have no expectations about and it surprises you. Everything about it is excellent. The the acting, the writing, the directing, the look of the film, even the music. It is a powerhouse and has an emotional punch that surprises you. It is written and shot so naturally that I thought I was watching a documentary instead of a feature except it looks so beautiful you know it's a major production. The primary actor, Junior Singo was excellent, a real talent. Hollywood should get behind this movie in a big way, it needs to get out to as many theaters as possible. The story is that important and you walk away from this movie with a new understanding of the world.

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