"Won in the Clouds" is a rather amazing film, as it packs in a ton of stuff into 52 minutes. In fact, it's a bit like a movie serial crammed into one small package.
When the film begins, you hear about a bunch of natives dying because of an outbreak of some disease. It's supposed to either be in South Africa or Rhodesia...they aren't specific. But what IS obvious is that it wasn't made there because the film talks about these natives speaking Swahili...and they don't speak that language in either country. That language is common to the Tanzania/Uganda/Kenya area and it looks like someone forgot to do their homework. Having spent quite a bit of time in South Africa, I noticed this right away...but most viewers from Western countries probably won't care.
The story is about some crooks running a diamond mine for some rich guy living in Cape Town. The rich guy realizes that something is up at the mine and sends his son to investigate. However, instead of being a typical mine owner's son, he's a bit of an action hero--and soon makes an INSANE leap from a car to an airplane to head to the mine! This isn't the only completely loony airplane stunt and the film is filled with angry natives, disease, backstabbing and punches. It's not exactly high art, but it is non-stop and entertaining!
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