Based on true events, Ellen tells of the troubled relationship between a mother and her drug-addicted son - a relationship that will eventually drive her to the edge and lead to his murder.... See full summary »
St John Alexandre,
It is 2002. The lead singer of the Gereformeerde Blues Band, Johannes Kerkorrel, just committed suicide. A group of friends gather to celebrate his life and the passing of an era. Through ... See full summary »
Vaselinetjie, a white girl is raised by her loving brown grandparents in a remote rural village. When the welfare finds out that she is not their biological grandchild, they send her to an orphanage in the far away city of Johannesburg.
Corne van Rooyen
Marguerite van Eeden,
A coming-of-age war musical about a small town boy who gets chosen to serve his compulsory two year military training in the South African Defence Force Choir and Concert group- known as ... See full summary »
Entrapped in his apartment, Randal Hendricks, a recent paraplegic, is given a gift of binoculars by his devoted girlfriend, Pam. But Randal is in financial debt to Emmie, a sadistic loan ... See full summary »
When young Abraham gets arrested for a petty crime he raises his status in prison by captivating the hardened gangsters with his knack for telling stories. He becomes the "prison cinema" whilst his childhood friend becomes the concubine of a gang boss. On their release from jail 'AB' finds romance with his childhood sweetheart and starts a new path in life as a writer but his friends rope him into a murder for which they all face the hang-man's noose. Set in Cape Town, South Africa in the 1960s. The film is based on the life story of the scriptwriter Mr. John W. FredericksWritten by
David Max Brown
Lambent and artful, the picture is the most accurate depiction of the South African "number system". The term used by gangs, especially in prisons, to present order and influence in a world hidden from the ordinary.
The picture painstaking navigates the the lives of four young black (or more accurately, "Coloured", as one would term mixed-race people in South Africa) adolescent males beholden to an Apartheid regime that sought to ensure a certain death; socially and emotionally.
Reminiscent of Taylor Hackford's cult classic "Blood in, Blood out", the film will leave you speechless, showing a reality that was and still is.
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