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More Than Just a Game (2007)

A drama about political prisoners playing soccer at Robben Island prison, where Nelson Mandela was held.


Junaid Ahmed


Tom Eaton
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Presley Chweneyagae ... Mark Shinners
Wright Ngubeni Wright Ngubeni ... Anthony Suze
Az Abrahams Az Abrahams ... Sedick Isaacs
Tshepo Maseko Tshepo Maseko ... Lizo Sitoto
Merlin Balie Merlin Balie ... Marcus Solomon
Grant Swanby ... Warder Delport
Anelisa Phewa Anelisa Phewa ... Pro Malepe
Dean Slater ... Warder Fourie
Ramey Short Ramey Short ... Warder Nel
Junaid Booysen Junaid Booysen ... Dikgang Moseneke
Rea Rangaka Rea Rangaka ... Freddie Simon (as Rea Rangkaka)
Sizwe Msutu Sizwe Msutu ... Harry Gwala
Riaan Visman Riaan Visman ... Baartman
Christian Bennett Christian Bennett ... Blues
Vaneshran Arumugam Vaneshran Arumugam ... Indres Naidoo


Told through the stories of five former prisoners, this is the story of political activists sent to the notorious Robben Island prison in the 1960s by the apartheid regime, who rise above their incarceration by creating a football league and finding an outlet for their passion and commitment to discipline through the Beautiful Game. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Sport



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23 November 2007 (South Africa) See more »

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Guerrilla Kwela
Composed by Vusi Mahlasela
Arranged by Brendan Jury
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