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Hijack Stories (2000)

A young actor of Soweto is failing to have a gangsta role. In order to incarnate better his role, he enters a gang.


Oliver Schmitz


Oliver Schmitz (screenplay), Oliver Schmitz (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Kgoroge Tony Kgoroge ... Sox Moraka
Rapulana Seiphemo Rapulana Seiphemo ... Zama
Percy Matsemela Percy Matsemela ... Fly
Makhaola Ndebele Makhaola Ndebele ... Joe
Moshidi Motshegwa ... Grace
Emily McArthur Emily McArthur ... Nicky
Owen Sejake Owen Sejake ... Bra Dan
Harold 'Speedy' Matihabo Harold 'Speedy' Matihabo ... Kenneth
George Lamola George Lamola ... Steve
Robert Whitehead Robert Whitehead ... Casting Director
Seputla Sebogodi Seputla Sebogodi ... Casting AD
Molemo Maarohanye Molemo Maarohanye ... Bar youth
Nimrod Nkosi Nimrod Nkosi ... Bar youth
Shane Maja Shane Maja ... Bar youth
Tumisho Masha Tumisho Masha ... Bar youth


A young actor of Soweto is failing to have a gangsta role. In order to incarnate better his role, he enters a gang.

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Crime | Drama


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Germany | UK | South Africa | France



Release Date:

4 July 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Historias de delincuencia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Nice movie
19 September 2004 | by jim-981See all my reviews

Far from Hollywood eye candy, this movie has a taste of South African authenticity. No high budget action, no pretenses, just the minimum needed to support the plot that takes the audience on a journey across various aspects of contemporary South African society, most often in a humorous way. Critics about car chases and special effects are completely missing the point of that movie. It mostly revolves about the culture shock of an educated black taking a plunge into Soweto gangster culture. I found the characters quite attaching and I felt refreshed after viewing this exotic piece. I recommend it if you are looking for a simple and out of the ordinary movie.

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