Country:Südafrika 2011
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:102 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa XII

Director :Blecher, Sara
Screenplay:Blecher, Sara
 Whyle, James
Cinematography:Cewer, Lance
Editing:Gill, Megan
Music:Lazar, Alan Ari
Cast:Gumede, Thomas
 Mamabolo, Jafta
 Mohlomi, Tshepang
 Xaba, Sihle
Producer:Blecher, Sara
Production company:Cinga Productions


When 16-year-old Otelo Buthelezi takes to thewater for thef irst time, it’s clear that he was born to surf. But then tragedy strikes. On the day that Nelson Mandela is released rom prison, Otelo is forced to choose between surfingsuccess and justice. This is a beautifully made, insightful and entertaining film that captures a turbulent time in the historyof South Africa.Shot in Durban, the film tells the story of a group of townshipkids who discover the joy of surfing. It’s set in 1989, against a backdrop of brewing conflict between two political groups in Lamontville.


Der Film ist ein eindrucksvolles Beispiel für die inhaltliche und formale Qualität des zeitgenössischen südafrikanischen Kinos.

The film is an impressive example of the strength of content and formal qualities in contemporary South African cinema.

Ce film est un bel exemple de la qualité du cinéma sud-africain contemporain, autant en ce qui concerne le contenu que la forme.

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