In Cape Town, South Africa, one of the world's most violent and unequal
societies, a young white film student sets out with his cameraman, leaving the
comfort of his protected neighbourhood. He wants to make a Gangster Film,
with real gangsters.
After a lengthy search for a suitably 'cinematic' character, he finds the perfect
gang and settles into their everyday rhythm. The reality soon catches up and
the claustrophobic gangster life doesn’t exactly fit to the expectations.
20 year after the first democratic election, South Africa remains a deeply
divided society, one in which dialogue and understanding seem impossible, out
It is a film between fiction and reality, where real truths are revealed and
fiction stops being fiction, and when it stops mattering.
Germany, South-Africa / 2011
Documentary / 55 min / HDV & DV / Screening format: HDcam
Director: Teboho Edkins
Script: François-Xavier Drouet, Teboho Edkins
Camera: Tom Akinleminu
Producer: Anna Guddat, François-Xavier Drouet, Teboho Edkins
Production: STEPS, dffb
Docudays Kiev 2012 (Special Mention for "incredible characters")