A Sho in the Kalahari desert encounters technology for the first time--in the shape of a Coke bottle. He takes it back to his people, and they use it for many tasks. The people start to fight over it, so he decides to return it to the God--where he thinks it came from. Meanwhile, we are introduced to a school teacher assigned to a small village, a despotic revolutionary, and a clumsy biologist.Written by
Colin Tinto <email@example.com>
Xi and Sam Boga's only first-hand encounter occurs while Boga is asleep. See more »
At the end of the movie, when Andrew is covered in flour, a lipstick kiss appears on his cheek before Kate kisses him. See more »
It looks like a paradise, but it is in fact the most treacherous desert in the world... the Kalahari. After the short rainy season, there are many waterholes, and even rivers. But after a few weeks, the water sinks away into the deep Kalahari sand, the waterholes dry up, and the rivers stop flowing. The grass fades to a beautiful blond colour that offers excellent grazing. But for the next nine months there will be no water to drink, so most of the animals move away, leaving the ...
See more »
Jan's Box of Tricks
(uncredited) [UK release print]
Music by Jack Trombey
De Wolfe Music Ltd See more »
Such a likable movie...
Don't be put off by the talk of poor production values, bad dubbing, goofy Benny Hill-esque slapstick, and questionable acting. Once you get a look at the enormous smile on Xi's face, you'll forget all of that. This is one of the most gentle, pleasant, and likable movies I've seen in a long time (all of that in a good way).
I'd always heard about it, but somehow managed to miss it over the years. Finally saw it this weekend, and it's a real gem.
For you DVD viewers, there's a documentary with interview footage of Xi. The only problem--no subtitles! Some bozo obviously blew it on the transfer, making it possibly the most frustrating doc ever produced...Be warned!
88 of 96 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this