A staged documentary, filled with Capetonian stories and dance, about a melting pot of cultures, race and habits, of poverty and wealth.
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Credited cast:
Christopher Beukes ...
Introduction actor
John Cartwright ...
Dancer
Chumani Matitibala ...
Dancer
Zen Mlumbi ...
Dancer
Amkele Mandla Nyamza ...
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Mamela Nyamza ...
Dancer
Marlon Snijders ...
Introduction actor
Sinetemba Tati ...
Dancer
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Cape Town Soup. Four portraits of Cape Town residents. A staged documentary, filled with Capetonian stories and dance, about a melting pot of cultures, race and habits, of poverty and wealth. How do people get along, fifteen years after the abolition of apartheid? What's it like to live together in a society in which your place of birth and the color of your skin still determine your future? Can you break away from your own expectations? A film about the great personal challenges of life, but also about the smaller ones: which haircut suits me, and what do I wear? Written by Marieke Helmus

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24 September 2010 (Netherlands)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Colorful film with an exciting mix of dance, art direction, documentary images and cinema.
25 February 2011 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Cape Town Soup is a wonderful "colorful" film. You witness an original exciting mix of dance, art direction, documentary images and cinema. I had to think of early Antonioni with his long takes and disconnected events.

Luckily the filmmakers didn't fall into the trap of poverty porn that reduces people to defenseless creatures. All the characters are strong and very likable with their little odds. There's so much commentary in the movie subtly treated that you have to see the film again to fully understand the impact of for example Apartheid on Cape Town society. It is everywhere and nowhere, it's hardly mentioned and starts to creep on me. I can even see it in the frown a beautiful woman has permanently on her forehead. What I like is the film reminds me again how beautiful people are or can be, black or white.


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