Country:Südafrika 2004
Format:35 mm
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:98 Minutes
Film series:JvE Special Südafrika 2005

Director :Mattera, Teddy
Screenplay:Mattera, Teddy
Cinematography:Leathers, Ivan
Editing:Han, Henion
Music:Miller, Philip
Sound:Milborrow, Ivan
Cast:Lovinga, Mpho
 Matsemela, Percy
 Melamu, Thumi
 Mofokeng, Jerry
Producer:Matatu, Tendeka
Production company: Ice Media
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Absolutely brilliant, with sharp wit, tongue-in-cheek satire and clever plot"-The Herald
This kooky comedy from South Africa follows Max (Mpho Lovinga), a Candide-like innocent, who travels from the provinces to Johannesburg to attend school and become a doctor. Accidentally given the family`s sacred goat to bring to his ne`er-do-well Uncle Norman, Max finds himself (and the goat) mired in his uncle`s debts to an unscrupulous crime lord. When Uncle Norman discovers that Max, the most gifted professional mourner in the country, could be a profitable source of badly-needed cash, life takes an interesting turn.

Filmmaker Teddy Mattera creates a rollicking mix of farce and folly about a young boy`s coming of age and his wild adventure with a most unlikely partner-in-crime in this humorous and delightful contemporary tale.


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