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Knuckle City (2019)

An aging, womanizing professional boxer and his career-criminal brother take one last shot at success and get more than they've bargained for.

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Jahmil X.T. Qubeka
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sivuyile Ngesi Sivuyile Ngesi ... Goatee
Nomhle Nkonyeni ... Ma Bokwana
Patrick Ndlovu Patrick Ndlovu ... Bra Pat
Owen Sejake Owen Sejake ... Bra Links
Angela Sithole Angela Sithole ... Minky
Bongile Mantsai Bongile Mantsai ... Dudu Nyakama
Khulu Skenjana Khulu Skenjana ... Square-Jaw
Inga Mtshizana Inga Mtshizana ... Dudu Nyakama (Adolescence)
Awethu Hleli Awethu Hleli ... Nosisi
Mbasa Tsetsana Mbasa Tsetsana ... Mondli
Faniswa Yisa Faniswa Yisa ... Mother Hen
Zolisa Xaluva Zolisa Xaluva ... Art Nyakama
Elethu Mfombi Elethu Mfombi ... Duke Nyakama (Adolescence)
Athenkosi Mfamela Athenkosi Mfamela ... Bloodshot
Thembikile Komani Thembikile Komani ... Duke Nyakama
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Opening in 1994, Knuckle City shifts between the childhood and adult lives of the sons (played as children by Inga Mtshizana and Elethu Mfombi) of legendary boxing champion turned gangster Art Nyakama (Zolisa Xaluva). Cut to 2019 and the boys have grown up to follow closely in the footsteps of their father. Dudu Nyakama (Bongile Mantsai) has become a womanizing professional boxer and Duke Nyakama (Thembikile Komani) is now a career criminal, chasing money and thrills at every turn. But Dudu is about to age out before he's had his chance at fame, and the fight promoters have a lot more faith in the young talent coming up behind him than they do in his comeback chances. With Duke set to be released after a three-year stint in prison, Dudu enlists the help of his brother's criminal connections to try to get himself one last shot - but both end up with a much bigger fight than they bargained for. Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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There are 3 ways out of Knuckle City. Through the Ring. In the back of a Cop Car. In a Pine Box.

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

Xhosa

Release Date:

18 July 2019 (South Africa) See more »

Filming Locations:

Mdantsane, South Africa See more »

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