Director: Oliver Schmitz
Writing credits: Lesego Rampolokeng (story) and Oliver Schmitz
Producers-Philippe Guez and Christoph Hahnheiser
Music- Martin Todsharow
Cinematography- Michel Amathieu
Film Editing- Oliver Schmitz and Derek Trigg
Tony Kgoroge …Sox Moraka
Moshidi Motshegwa …Grace
Owen Sejake …Bra Dan
Harold ‘Speedy’ Matihabo …Kenneth
Synopsis: In Johannesburg, Sox, a young black actor, leaves his white girlfriend and comfortable middle-class existence behind, as he goes back to Soweto to live among township criminals so he can get a part in a TV gangsta show and ‘play it for real’.
Derek Malcolm, Hijack Stories, The Guardian (newspaper)
Hollywood-pat action film, which is a shame, given that this is South African, Empire Online (online review)
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