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Beat the Drum (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama | 2 November 2006 (Hong Kong)
Young Musa is orphaned after a mysterious illness strikes his village in KwaZulu Natal. To help his grandmother, Musa sets out for Johannesburg with his father's last gift, a tribal drum, ... See full summary »

Director:

David Hickson

Writer:

David McBrayer (as W. David McBrayer)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Junior Singo Junior Singo ... Musa
Owen Sejake Owen Sejake ... Nobe Lebese
Mary Twala Mary Twala ... Ntombi
Clive Scott Clive Scott ... Pieter Botha
Noluthando Maleka Noluthando Maleka ... Letti (as Nolatandu Maleke)
Adelaide Shabalala Adelaide Shabalala ... Village Sangoma
Lennox Matheboe Lennox Matheboe ... Ayize
Bhekhimusi Mkize Bhekhimusi Mkize ... Stick Fighting Kid #1
Thulani Xolo Thulani Xolo ... Stick Fighting Kid #2
Glen Gabela Glen Gabela ... Teacher
Dineo Nchabeleng Dineo Nchabeleng ... Thandi (as Dinco Nchebeleng)
Jeremiah Ndlovu Jeremiah Ndlovu ... Village Elder
Elliot Makhubo Elliot Makhubo ... Village Man
Lindelani Buthelezi Lindelani Buthelezi ... Truckstop Owner
Pumi Mkhwanazi Pumi Mkhwanazi ... Prostitute (as Pumi Mkuwanazi)
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Young Musa is orphaned after a mysterious illness strikes his village in KwaZulu Natal. To help his grandmother, Musa sets out for Johannesburg with his father's last gift, a tribal drum, in search of work and his uncle. The journey confronts him with the stark realities of urban life, but his indomitable spirit never wavers; he returns with a truth and understanding his elders have failed to grasp. Written by Zoe Elton

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Africa | USA

Language:

English | Zulu

Release Date:

2 November 2006 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Bate toba! See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Z Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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I love this move!!!!!
3 December 2006 | by treetopperchSee all my reviews

I just watched this incredible movie on Showtime on HD and then again on Showtime OnDemand. At the end it made me cry and feel happy at the same time. It had such an impact on me I can't believe it. I don't usually get emotionally involved with a movie but boy this one got me hooked. I won't give the plot away but it took me on a journey with this boy Musa and it never let up. It was stunning on high def, and the music was so moving. The subtitles were a little small but they only last for a few minutes at the very beginning and then it's all in English. The ensemble cast was great, the guy who played the truck drive was wonderful and the boy was fantastic. The movie made me feel sad and happy at the same time and now I want to tell other people to watch this movie. Watch this movie!! Watch this movie!!!


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