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Lucky (II) (2005)

 -  Short | Drama  -  25 August 2005 (UK)
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Lucky is a South African Aids orphan who learns about life through an unlikely bond with an Indian neighbour.



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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins. See more awards »


Credited cast:
Bhekani Biyela ...
Man 2
Siyanda Duma ...
Man 1
Martin Gumbi ...
Bakkie Drivers
Bongekile Gumede ...
Extra Bakkie
Brian Hlophe ...
Extra Bakkie
Fathima Khan ...
Extras Flats
Kathija Khan ...
Extras Flats
Andile Luthuli ...
Street Kids
Nkosi Mbele ...
Street Kids
Siphiwe Msomi ...
Extra Bakkie
Joy Mwandla ...
Muthal Naidoo ...
Mbali Ndebele ...
Sbonela Ndlovu ...
Street Kids
Sihle Njakazi ...
Extra Bakkie


Lucky is a South African Aids orphan who learns about life through an unlikely bond with an Indian neighbour.

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Oscar shortlist 2007 (last 10). Winner of 36 international awards including 18 in Best Short Film category. Prizes from AFI, Huesca, Clermont Ferrand, Nashville, Asiana Film Fest (Grand Jury), Foyle, Athens Ohio, Cinequest, Hollywood International, Hollyshorts, Aspen Shortsfest and many others. See more »

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Great short film
9 February 2009 | by (Orange County, CA) – See all my reviews

Wow.... I loved this movie. It's been a while since I saw such a compelling movie which makes you think deeply about life's unfortunate turns and opportunities it offers. Although this film is only 20 minutes long, it seemed like a full length feature. Whatever the director Avie Luthra wanted to portray was done in a short time. You can see Joy Mwandla "Lucky" at the beginning of the film excited about going to town for school and better life, burying his favorite toy airplane and soon finding his dream washed up by his uncle's comment who says he did not expect him until next week and if he wants to study, here are the books and Lucky realizing he is on his own, making friendship with the Indian Lady who is a vicious old... What a beautiful portray of real life living in a society who is being discriminated and do discriminate as well. The Indian woman did a great job so did Lucky. Bravo

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