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  • Format: DVD
  • SKU: IP5172
  • UPC: 845637001316
  • Street Date: 05/08/18
  • PreBook Date: 04/03/18
  • Label: IndiePix Films »
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run Time: 88 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2010
  • Director: Stefanie Brockhaus, Andy Wolff
  • Producers: Stefanie Brockhaus, Andy Wolff
  • Actors: Lucky, Bongani
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: English


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On The Other Side Of Life

Two brothers embody a far-ranging discourse on the future of an Africa ground to pieces between tradition and modernity.

On The Other Side Of Life
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Lucky and Bongani pretend to be cool and in the know. To survive in a Cape Town township, they learned their lessons early: where to get drugs, where to get money, how to pick up girls and how to get rid of them. Their mother does not pay much attention to her sons, but at least their grandmother is on their side. The two brothers share everything: the bed, the food and now even an accusation of murder. The first thing they get in prison is an unmistakable lesson about the rules inside, where newcomers are forever at the low end of the hierarchy. The brothers must learn quickly, again, as to who may be attacked and who must be served, as a matter of survival. Out on bail, something special awaits them, an initiation of a different kind. The two move through three cultures, each of which calls for its own gestures and rituals. A deep rift between generations becomes painfully obvious. Elders have a sense of honor in African tradition; their successors have only a tiny chance of escaping suburban squalor. What will be their package in life? Through a clever and dramatic narrative structure, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE rises above a social environment study to become a far-ranging discourse on the future of an Africa ground to pieces between tradition and modernity.


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