Cassim is a young Muslim man who works in his father's fabric shop in Johannesburg. However, Cassim wants to be a stand-up comedian, which his father disproves of. When he gets a gig at a local bar, he has to find a way of keeping it a secret.

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Riaad Moosa ...
Cassim Kaif
Vincent Ebrahim ...
Ebrahim Kaif
Joey Yusuf Rasdien ...
Yusuf (as Joey Rasdien)
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Fatima Kaif
Krijay Govender ...
Dadi Kaif
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Aisha Kaif
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Zulfa Ahmed
Royston Stoffels ...
Rafiq Kaif
Quanita Adams ...
Shareen
Afzal Khan ...
Faheem
Mel Miller ...
Merv
Nik Rabinowitz ...
Dave Gold
Osman Ali ...
Shanawaaz
Rabin Harduth ...
Farouk
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Mark Bennett ...
Performer in stand-up bar
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Cassim is a young Muslim man who works in his father's fabric shop in Johannesburg. However, Cassim wants to be a stand-up comedian, which his father disproves of. When he gets a gig at a local bar, he has to find a way of keeping it a secret.

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If he told you the story of his life you would probably think he was joking.

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Comedy | Drama

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Proudly South African
15 February 2012 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

South African's are known for rugby, cricket, good wine and many other things, but let's be honest, we've never really been "known" for our acting.

I am an AVID cinema-goer and I can honestly say that Material is one of the most beautiful film's I have seen in a long time.

As I was sitting in the movie house I found my heart SWELL with pride to the point where it almost burst right out of my chest! These guys did all the work and yet there in my seat, I felt so proud to be called South African.

And to top it off, there are a number of scenes that are absolutely hilarious! I can't remember the last time I laughed from my belly.

The Material movie is an ABSOLUTE MUST-SEE!


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