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ON THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE

a film by Stefanie Brockhaus, Andy Wolff

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE

Germany | 2010 | 88:00 min

Original Title:
Die Andere Seite des Lebens - zwei Brueder aus dem Township

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Documentary
Synopsis
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 there. No question, newcomers are always at the bottom of the hierarchy. They must learn quickly who may be attacked and who must be served. A matter of survival in jail.
Out on bail, something special awaits them - an initiation of a different kind.
The brothers move through three cultures, each of which calls for its own gestures and rituals. The deep rift between the generations becomes painfully obvious. The old people still have the sense of honour of African tradition; their successors have only a tiny chance of escaping the squalid suburbs. What will be their package in life? Through a clever dramatic narrative structure, the film rises above a social environment study to become a far-ranging discourse about the future of an Africa ground to pieces between tradition and modernity.

HDCam | SR | Dolby 5.1 | Isixhosa/English version with English subtitles available
Festivals/Awards
DOK.fest Munich
Cast and Crew
  • Director Stefanie Brockhaus, Andy Wolff
  • Director of Photography Andy Wolff
  • Editor Andy Wolff, Ulrike Tortora
Original Languages

English

Xhosa

Production Company
Brockhaus/Wolff GbR
Milchstr. 11, 81667 M√ľnchen

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