The Angel, The Bicycle & The Chinaman’s Finger (South Africa: 1992)


Nicholas Ellenbogen, Koos Roets

Cast list

Brendan Grealy ...
Corrie Campbell
Ellis Pearson ...
Madoda Ncayiyana ...
Sam (Matluputu)
Liz Szymczak ...
Greg Melvill-Smith ...
Regardt van den Bergh ...
Major Claude du Plessis
Neill Solomon ...
Leek the Greek
Claire Wrogemann ...
Visstok (Miriam)
Anthony Stevens ...
Marley Man Malay
Bheki Mkhwane ...

See full cast


Produced by

Edgar Bold ... executive producer
Carl Fischer ... executive producer
Katinka Heyns ... producer
Ian Ross ... line producer

Music by

Nicholas Ellenbogen
Neill Solomon

Cinematography by

Koos Roets

Film Editing by

Avril Beukes

Art Direction by

Leith Ridley

Set Decoration by

Megan Havenga ... (as Megan Vermaak)

Makeup Department

Anita van der Merwe ... makeup and hair

Production Management

Genevieve Hofmeyr ... production manager

See full credits


This 89 minute comedy explores South Africa’s fragile economic state during its transition from an Apartheid dictatorship to a democracy. An overseas conglomerate wishes to invest a great deal of cash in the country, but the executives demand evidence of the country's willingness to integrate its racially diverse population in order to move forward. A tiny backwater village is selected at random and the local post office's staff commanded to produce a play - with a multiracial cast and crew - in time for the foreigners' visit. The townsfolk of the mythical Karoo village must work to resolve their differences and present a workable production of The Nativity in time to save their country.


Author Unknown MADODA NCAYIYANA Vuleka Productions (website)

Yokota Fritz The Angel, the Bicycle, and the Chinaman's Finger Cycelicious (discussion forum)

Other movies from South Africa made in

Title Country Year Director More infos
Sarafina South Africa 1992 Darrell James Roodt
To The Death South Africa 1992 Darrell Roodt
The Sheltering Desert South Africa 1992 Regardt van den Bergh
The Angel, The Bicycle & The Chinaman’s Finger South Africa 1992 Nicholas Ellenbogen, Koos Roets
Sorry, there's no movie with the same year.