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MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM
Genre: Biopic Drama
Language: English
Director(s): Justin Chadwick
Screenplay/Writer(s): William Nicholson
Composer: Alex Heffes
CoProduction Partner(s): Videovision Entertainment, Distant Horizon, Pathe Films, Origin Pictures, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited, National Empowerment Fund
Executive Producer(s): Francois Ivernel, Cameron McCracken, Sudhir Pragjee, Sanjeev Singh, Geoffrey Qhena, Basil Ford, Philisiwe Buthelezi, Hlengiwe Makhathini
Producer(s): Anant Singh; David Thompson (for Origin Pictures)
Cast: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris,Terry Pheto, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva, Simo Magwaza, Fana Mokoena and Thapelo Mokoena, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Deon Lotz, Jamie Bartlett, Atandwe Kani
Agent: Pathe Films
Delivery Status: Completed
Budget or Location: US$35
Year: 2012
Countries of Origin: South Africa
 
The epic motion picture spans Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected President of South Africa. Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom is the thrilling story of an ordinary man who rose to the challenge of his times and triumphed - an intimate portrait of the making of a modern icon.
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KITE
Genre: Action
Language: English
Director(s): Ralph Ziman
Screenplay/Writer(s): Sibongile Shiwola
CoProduction Partner(s): Videovision Entertainment, Distant Horizon, Detalle Films, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited
Producer(s): Anant Singh, Brian Cox, Moises Cosio, Alberto Muffelmann
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, India Eisley, Callan McAuliffe, Deon Lotz, Carl Beukes
Delivery Status: Post Production
Budget or Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Year: 2013
Countries of Origin: South Africa
 
Kite, the live action remake of Yasuomi Umetsu’s hit Japanese anime movie, is a character-driven action film that charts the story of Sawa, a young woman living in a failed state, post-financial collapse, where the corrupt security force profits on the trafficking of young women. When her father, a cop, is killed, Sawa vows to track the murderer down with the help of her father’s ex-partner, Karl Aker.
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SLEEPER'S WAKE
Genre: Suspense Thriller
Run Time: 94 minutes
Language: English
Director(s): Barry Berk
Screenplay/Writer(s): Barry Berk
CoProduction Partner(s): Bioskope Pictures, Liquid Crayon, Videovision Entertainment
Executive Producer(s): Ronnie Apteker, Barry Berk, Richard Cohen, Robert Naidoo, Sudhir Pragjee, Anant Singh, Sanjeev Singh
Producer(s): Ken Kaplan
Cast: Lionel Newton, Jay Anstey, Deon Lotz
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2011
Countries of Origin: South Africa
 
SLEEPER’S WAKE is a suspenseful drama which follows a recently widowed man who takes refuge in a small coastal town to heal his grief only to get caught up in a dangerous relationship with a beautiful young woman.
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MATERIAL
Genre: Comedy
Run Time: 94 minutes
Language: English
Director(s): Craig Freimond
Screenplay/Writer(s): www.materialmovie.com
Executive Producer(s): Tendeka Matatu, Ivan Epstein, Stephen Cohen, Anant Singh
Producer(s): Robbie Thorpe, Ronnie Apteker
Cast: Riaad Moosa, Vincent Ebrahim, Joey Rasdien
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2011
Countries of Origin: South Africa
 
A young man who works in his father’s fabric shop in Johannesburg is expected, in the family tradition, to take over the business from his father as he is the only son. One night, through a series of coincidences, he discovers a hidden talent for stand up comedy. A passion is sparked within him like nothing previously in his life, but following this path brings him into conflict, with not only his father but other family members and some elements of his community.
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SARAFINA!
Genre: Drama Musical
Run Time: 117mins
Language: English
Director(s): Darrell James Roodt
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Leleti Khumalo, Mbongeni Ngema, John Kani
Agent: Sales: Available internationally in all media
Delivery Status: Completed
 
Sarafina! follows a young girl, Sarafina (Leleti Khumalo), who, like other young students, adopted a campaign of resistance against the police presence in their schools. She imagines the support of her role-model, Nelson Mandela, who is her inspiration to survive. Sarafina finds an ally in her teacher, Mary Masombuka (Whoopi Goldberg) who supports the students in their rebellion against the police presence and who is ultimately arrested for her support of the students. Sarafina! is the story of innocence giving way to experience, of hope battling with despair. It is a film that burns with a raw truth about life in apartheid South Africa.
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DEAD BEAT
Genre: Thriller
Run Time: 93 mins
Language: English
Director(s): Adam Dubov
Cast: Bruce Ramsay, Balthazar Getty, Natasha Gregson Wagner
Agent: Sales: Available internationally in all media
Delivery Status: Completed
 
Dead Beat is an off-kilter, coming-of-age story that looks at life, love and murder against the backdrop of the American Southwest in the mid-sixties. Rudy Dobbs is a lonely and alienated teenager who has recently been transplanted from the East to the dusty, arid Southwestern desert. He narrates the story that revolves around his friendship with the older, more worldly, Kit. At the start of the movie, Rudy sits dejected, alone at a drive-in on a turned-over garbage can. He ruminates to himself, “Why did all of this happen to me?” And so, Rudy takes us back…
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CAPTIVES
Genre: Drama Romance Thriller
Run Time: 100 mins
Language: English
Director(s): Angela Pope
Cast: Julia Ormond, Tim Roth
Agent: Sales: Available internationally in all media
Delivery Status: Completed
 
Rachel Clifford, a thirty year old dentist, starts working two days a week at a prison when her marriage to Simon breaks up. Rachel's conventional, middle-class life is turned upside down when one of her patients, prison inmate Philip Chaney, slips her a note asking her to visit him. Philip is in his mid-thirties and is coming to the end of a ten year prison sentence. He has not had a visitor for six years and Rachel, despite her reservations, finds herself turning up for the visit.
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YANKEE ZULU
Genre: Drama Comedy
Language: English
Director(s): Gray Hofmeyr
Cast: Leon Schuster, John Matshikiza, Wilson Dunster,
Agent: Sales: Available internationally in all media
Delivery Status: Completed
 
Two former childhood friends, Rhino and Zulu, are reunited after 25 years when Zulu is deported for stealing cars in the U.S. and has to return home. Rhino's former girlfriend, Rowena, a white supremacist whom he eventually married then divorced, was one of the reasons Zulu left South Africa. Zulu must do time for his crimes and he is escorted to prison by Rowena's new boyfriend, an insane Nazi. On route, Zulu escapes and takes with him a winning lottery ticket. As he runs away from his pursuers he again reconnects with Rhino and Tienke, his adopted daughter. They get help from a TV make-up man who makes Rhino black and Zulu white, giving each of them a taste of each other's lives. Together the two sneak into one of Rowena's parties and promptly get caught. If they do not return the lotto-money, they will be killed. Tienke saves the day with the help of Prince William of Windsor who has snuck away from a royal tour.
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CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY
Genre: Drama Thriller
Run Time: 106 mins
Language: English
Director(s): Darrell James Roodt
Cast: James Earl Jones, Richard Harris, Charles S. Dutton, Vusi Kunene, Leleti Khumalo.
Agent: Sales: Available internationally in all media
Delivery Status: Completed
 
Based on Alan Paton's classic story of a Zulu Christian pastor, Stephen Khumalo's journey from the quiet Natal province to a modern, sinister Johannesburg in search of his son, his sister, and his brother - all of whom have disappeared into an urban quagmire of crime, sin and political activism. By tragic circumstances, Khumalo's son, Absalom, has accidentally murdered the social reformer son of leading Natal farmer, James Jarvis, and the story plots the reconciliation of these two men who have each lost a son to the violence of South Africa - one black, the other white.
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SCORPION SPRING
Genre: Crime Thriller
Run Time: 92 minutes
Language: English
Director(s): Brian Cox
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Esai Morales, Ruben Blades, Alfred Molina
Agent: Sales: Available internationally in all media
Delivery Status: Completed
 
On the run from the law, a desperate drug runner, Astor and his beautiful prisoner struggle through the savage desert heat. Two unsuspecting travellers foolishly offer them a ride. Astor claims he and his sister are illegals, looking for a better life in America, but the truth is much darker because this corner of the world is controlled by the ruthless drug lord, El Rojo and the time has come for them to meet their fate.
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BLACK MASK
Genre: Action Adventure
Run Time: 96 mins
Language: English
Director(s): Daniel Lee
Cast: Jet Li, Karen Mok, Lau Ching Wan
Agent: Sales: Available internationally in all media
Delivery Status: Completed
 
As part of his training to become a member of an elite group of assassins known as the 701 Squad, Tusi had his nerve centre surgically removed, leaving him free of physical and emotional pain. Demoralized by the dramatic changes that resulted from this void, Tsui escapes from the organisation’s mainland China headquarters, seeking anonymity and a reintroduction to human contact as a librarian in Hong Kong, but his new found serenity is soon interrupted. Realizing that the carefully orchestrated effort to murder all of Hong Kong’s drug lords is clearly the mark of the 701 Squad, the heroic Tsui embarks on a perilous journey of self-discovery that pits him against the most virulent adversary imaginable.
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THE THEORY OF FLIGHT
Genre: Drama Romance
Run Time: 101 minutes
Language: English
Director(s): Paul Greengrass
Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Kenneth Branagh
Agent: Sales: Available internationally in all media
Delivery Status: Completed
 
Richard is trying to fly. Again. This time it’s off the roof of the bank where his long-suffering girlfriend Julie works. Consequently, she leaves him. On the verge of an emotional breakdown, Richard flees to an isolated holding in Wales. He lands himself with 120 hours of community service in order to compensate for the flying incident. This includes the task of entertaining 25 year old Jane, who suffers both from a debilitating form of Motor Neurone Disease, and an ascerbic wit.
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BRAVO TWO ZERO
Genre: Action Adventure Thriller
Run Time: 115 mins
Language: English
Director(s): Tom Clegg
Cast: Sean Bean, Steve Nicolson, Rick Warden, Richard Graham, Kevin Collins
Agent: Sales: Available internationally in all media
Delivery Status: Completed
 
Bravo Two Zero is the true story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer War – an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991. Their mission was to take out the scud missiles which Saddam Hussein was using to terrorise his enemies, as well as to sever strategic communication lines between Baghdad and North West Iraq. Commanded by Sergeant Andy McNab, this top secret mission was called Bravo Two Zero.
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GET REAL
Genre: Drama Romance Comedy
Run Time: 108 mins
Language: English
Director(s): Simon Shore
Cast: Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton, Charlotte Brittain
Delivery Status: Completed
 
Get Real follows the fate and fortunes of a group of teenagers in Basingstoke, England as they manoeuvre their way through the minefield of adolescence. Sixteen year old Steven Carter is finding it increasingly difficult to reconcile life in high school with the pressure of his parents’ aspirations and his own inner state of hormonal overdrive. Steven’s fortune takes an unexpected turn when he discovers that he has feelings for John Dixon, the most popular and athletically gifted guy at school whose feelings for Steven are reciprocated. While Steven wants to shout their love from the rooftops, John insists on keeping it firmly in the closet.
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MR. BONES
Genre: Comedy
Run Time: 110 mins
Language: English
Director(s): Gray Hofmeyr
Cast: Leon Schuster, David Ramsey, Faizon Love, Jane Benney
Agent: Sales: Available internationally in all media
Delivery Status: Completed
 
Set against the backdrop of the Sun City Million Dollar Golf Challenge, Mr Bones is a hilarious comedy. It combines classic slapstick comedy with elements that are uniquely African. Mr Bones is Leon Schuster’s biggest film to date and features a menagerie of indigenous animals, an astounding array of stunts and special effects that are guaranteed to thrill audiences.
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MAMA JACK
Genre: Comedy
Run Time: 100 mins
Language: English
Director(s): Gray Hofmeyr
Cast: Leon Schuster, Mary Anne Barlow, Alfred Ntombela
Agent: Sales: Available internationally in all media
Delivery Status: Completed
 
Mama Jack is the story of Jack Theron, an ordinary person, working on a film set, however, his movie director boss hates him. In a bid to get rid of Jack, the director spikes his drink at a glamorous function, and before long Jack has unwittingly offended all the attending dignitaries, ruined the function and got himself on the wrong side of the law. Now, on the run and desperate, Jack turns to his friend, Shorty, a make-up artist for help, and emerges disguised as a black woman, Mama Jack. Mama Jack soon finds “herself” employed by the producer’s fiancée and begins to fall in love with her. A series of deceptions and misunderstandings pile up and comic mayhem results.
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AMERICA EAST
Genre: Drama
Run Time: 110 mins
Language: English
Director(s): Hesham Issawi
Cast: Tony Shalhoub, Kais Nashif, Sayed Badreya, Sarah Shahi
Agent: Sales: Available internationally in all media
Delivery Status: Completed
 
AmericanEast is a poignant drama about Arab-Americans living in post-9/11 Los Angeles. The story examines long-held misunderstandings about Arabic and Islamic culture, and puts a human face on a segment of the U.S. population whom most Americans know nothing about, but who today are of particular interest to them, either from curiosity or suspicion. The story highlights the pressures under which many Arab-Americans now live by focusing on the points-of-view of three main characters.
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MR.BONES 2:BACK FROM THE PAST
Genre: Comedy
Run Time: 101 minutes
Language: English
Director(s): Gray Hofmeyr
Cast: Leon Schuster, Leeanda Reddy, Tongayi Chirisa, Kaseran Pillay, Alfred Ntombela
Delivery Status: Completed
 
Mr. Bones 2: Back From The Past, is the story of Hekule, the King of Kuvukiland who is given a gemstone by the dying Kunji Balanadin. The stone is cursed and causes Hekule to become possessed by the spirit of the mischievous Kunji. It is up to Mr. Bones, the royal witch doctor to cure his King and get rid of this cursed stone by returning the gem to its home in an Indian fishing village.
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