MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,124 this week

The Wooden Camera (2003)

 -  Family  -  28 July 2004 (France)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 442 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 5 critic

A township near Cape Town. Two young teens, Madiba and Sipho, find a gun and a camera. Sipho takes the gun, and Madiba the camera, sealing their fate.

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 970 titles
created 22 Dec 2011
 
a list of 158 titles
created 11 Mar 2012
 
a list of 2148 titles
created 15 May 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 18 May 2013
 
a list of 167 titles
created 29 Jun 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Wooden Camera (2003)

The Wooden Camera (2003) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Wooden Camera.
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Junior Singo ...
Madiba
Dana de Agrella ...
Estelle
Innocent Msimango ...
Sipho
Lisa Petersen ...
Louise
Nicholas Jara ...
Benny
Lynita Crofford ...
TV Reporter
Nomhlé Nkyonyeni ...
Servant (as Nomhle Nkonyeni)
Thembi Mtshali ...
Madiba's Mother
...
Mr. Shawn
Fats Bookholane ...
Madiba's Father
Bo Petersen ...
Estelle's Mother
...
Estelle's Father
Edit

Storyline

Kayelitsha, South-Africa, today. 2003 A township, close to Cape-town, after the end of Apartheid. Two kids, 14, Madiba and Sipho play along the railway. A train passes by. A dead man rolls to their feet. On him, they find a gun and a video camera. Sipho takes the gun and Madiba the camera. Their destiny is sealed. Benny, their friend makes a wooden camera and Madiba hides the video inside, in order to avoid embarrassing questions, racketing etc. He starts filming the township and its inhabitants. He discovers the strange beauty of his life's setting. Sipho, the boss, brings his friends to Cape-town, the white city, so close, so far, so exotic to the eyes of the children. While Sipho forms a gang with the street children and makes all kinds of illicit trading, Madiba films the town, its huge buildings, its business life, and its luxury. In a bookstore, he films a young white girl, stealing a book. They look at each other. Going out of the store, she drops book on road, knowing he will ... Written by Olivier Delahaye

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Family

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

28 July 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Träkameran  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
loved: a tinge of surrealism.
18 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

This was a nice film. It had a interesting storyline, that was executed pretty well in the later part of the film. The storyline kinda reminded me of The City of God. But this one is done in a more nicer way in comparison. It had what i really loved:a tinge of surrealism. Some pretty interesting cinematography (thru the wooden camera) I'm not sure if it was culturally correct, but it definitely widens you're view of south Africa. The actors were good (for 1st timers, most of them anyway), i especially liked Estelle character, which made this movie pretty enjoyable. What is interesting though, was that it makes you ask about your own life. Are you really doing what you really love? Or do you consent to the norm, the conventionalism around you. Definitely worth a watch.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
what happened??? sonodaj
tech question salcast82
Beautiful Prometheus_Class
buy the movie nimmerfors
amazing findmac
Discuss The Wooden Camera (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?