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Son of Man (2006)

 |  Drama  |  7 March 2008 (UK)
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One man's journey of love, deception and betrayal in contemporary South Africa. Based on the New Testament.

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One man's journey of love, deception and betrayal in contemporary South Africa. Based on the New Testament.

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The captions were unreadable to me (small fonts that were out-of-focus and without sufficient contrast) and I do not speak Xhosa which is unfortunate because I had been looking forward to watching this portrayal of the teachings of Jesus (and taking in more than sound/music and moving images from the scenes I sampled before my frustration level peaked and I skipped ahead to the final credits). Many reviewers at Netflix (I watched their streaming version of this title) appeared to dislike this film because it does not align itself with their particular brand of so-called Christianity (and why is that such a bad thing?). From the scenes I did watch, this production appeared to be a noble attempt to portray a geographically-specific interpretation of the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth with more emphasis on what He taught as opposed to what many modern churches teach their blind followers to believe (and a lot of that having nothing to do with the ONLY concept Jesus ever preached, namely, the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man). So it was encouraging to find a positive review for this movie here (one that was written over four years ago). So even if I don't learn the Xhosa language anytime soon (and it's not on my list of things to do), perhaps I'll go back and watch this movie once again and I'll pretend I am just a foreigner there (a stranger in a strange land) witnessing a lot that I don't understand but some that I do even when spoken in the clicks of Bantu.


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