Malunde


1h 57m 2001

Brief Synopsis

In the aftermath of the Apartheid struggle, many South Africans simply fell through society's cracks. An unlikely friendship forms between two such outcasts: Wonderboy, a glue-sniffing kid living on the unforgiving streets of Johannesburg, and Kobus, a decorated Afrikaner ex-soldier, now directionle

Film Details

Release Date
2001
Production Company
Bayerischer Rundfunk; Br Munchen; Bundesministerium Fur Kultur Und Medien; Das Werk; Filmfernsehfonds Bayern
Distribution Company
Ottfilm; Ster-Kinekor
Location
Johannesburg, South Africa; Cape Town, South Africa

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Synopsis

In the aftermath of the Apartheid struggle, many South Africans simply fell through society's cracks. An unlikely friendship forms between two such outcasts: Wonderboy, a glue-sniffing kid living on the unforgiving streets of Johannesburg, and Kobus, a decorated Afrikaner ex-soldier, now directionless and unemployed. Their paths cross when Wonderboy, running from crack dealers, uses Kobus's van as his getaway vehicle. Estranged from his daughter and ex-wife, Kobus has taken a traveling salesman job. Kobus is headed to Cape Town and Wonderboy needs to get to Table Mountain to reunite with his mother. Unsurprisingly, when a "BossMan" and a "Kiffir" boy meet, ties do not bind easily. Kobus tries to lose Wonderboy on many occasions - but the latter's street smarts and Kobus's nascent paternal instincts ultimately make their ties stronger than either has previously experienced.

Film Details

Release Date
2001
Production Company
Bayerischer Rundfunk; Br Munchen; Bundesministerium Fur Kultur Und Medien; Das Werk; Filmfernsehfonds Bayern
Distribution Company
Ottfilm; Ster-Kinekor
Location
Johannesburg, South Africa; Cape Town, South Africa

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of six awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Actor (Ian Roberts and Kagiso Mtetwa), at the 2001 Avanti (South African Film) Awards.

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States on Video December 23, 2003

Released in United States September 2001

Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival October 27 - November 4, 2001.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Planet Africa) September 6-15, 2001.

Feature directorial debut for Stefanie Sycholt.

Began shooting October 2000.

Completed shooting November 11, 2000.

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival October 27 - November 4, 2001.)

Released in United States September 2001 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Planet Africa) September 6-15, 2001.)

Released in United States on Video December 23, 2003