Films in South Africa

Films in South Africa

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From District 9 to The gods must be crazy, here's a guide to film in South Africa.

Few films made within South Africa proper are well-known outside of the country. 

An exception to this is the 1980 film The Gods Must Be Crazy set in the Kalahari. It’s a comic turn depicting how a Coke bottle thrown from an airplane upsets an entire village.

More recently, in August 2009, District 9, a space alien movie shot and set in Johannesburg opened as Hollywood’s number one film in the United States to critical and commercial success. It has been seen as a creative allegory for apartheid. The film was directed and co-written by South African Neill Blomkamp and was nominated for four Academy Awards in February 2010.

In art-house film circles, Tsotsi won acclaim at the Academy Award for Foreign Language Film at the 78th Academy Awards in 2006.

The film U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha won the Golden Bear at the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival.


Erin Russell Thiessen / Expatica

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