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Beyond the River (2017)

Inspired by the true story of Siseko Ntondini and Piers Cruickshanks, who together won gold in the 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon,"Beyond the River" delivers a nail-biting adventure story about the triumph of the human spirit.


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Cast overview:
Lemogang Tsipa Lemogang Tsipa ... Duma
Grant Swanby ... Steve Andrews
Israel Matseke-Zulu Israel Matseke-Zulu ... Oupa (as Israel Sipho Matseke Zulu)
Emily Child ... Annie Andrews
Kgosi Mongake Kgosi Mongake ... Zama
Garth Breytenbach Garth Breytenbach ... Dan
Nobuhle Zwane Nobuhle Zwane ... Mandisa
Simo Mogwaza Simo Mogwaza ... Mandla (as Simo Magwaza)
Paul du Toit ... Eddie
Olis Mavuso Olis Mavuso ... Zwelibanzi
Ben Voss Ben Voss ... Geoff
Mary Twala Mary Twala ... Gogo
Esmeralda Bihl Esmeralda Bihl ... Gail (as Esmerelda Bihl)


Inspired by the true story of Siseko Ntondini and Piers Cruickshanks, who together won gold in the 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon,"Beyond the River" delivers a nail-biting adventure story about the triumph of the human spirit.

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Two lives, one journey. Inspired by true events, a film about two men brought together by their quest to win gold.


Drama | Sport




South Africa


English | Zulu

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27 April 2017 (South Africa) See more »


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The movie shows Steve teaching in an all-boys school, but the real life Piers actually teaches in a co-education school. See more »


Oupa: I don't believe in guns. I believe in guys like you.
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This movie tells a refreshing story of Dusi Canoe Marathon in South Africa, which entails the connection between real talent from Soweto and the Canoe champion from Joburg.
26 June 2017 | by jaxsparoSee all my reviews

This story takes you to a Canoe marathon played in South Africa. As the story is based on true events which provides it more depths to follow. The movie is centered on a Canoe champion, Steve from Joburg, whose love for this game connects him to a fella from Soweto, Duma.

As the Soweto friend knows the common life style of his friend from Joburg, but not vice-versa. This point starts in movie at some point, which finally unites them for Canoe marathon. This story starts weaving and enlights the everyday tough life in Soweto. "I am coming for you big man" dialogue and the scene by Zama gives you laugh and and also thought provoking for us in the current world.

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