• Jit
Genre : Comedy
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1991
Format : Feature
Running time : 90 (in minutes)

A man overcomes rivals in the criminal and spiritual world in order to raise the price for his bride.

Budget $1m
Production: FilmAfrica/Gavin Films, London
Written and directed by MICHAEL RAEBURN
Producer: Rory Kilalea
Music: Virgin - Earthworks - Gramma in Southern Africa
Camera: Joao Funcho Costa
Production Designer: Lindie Pankiv
Editor: Justin Krish
Based on the novel by Michael Raeburn (Anvil/Kaleidoscope)
Starring: Dominic Makuvachuma, Sibongile Nene
Distribution: International cinema and television

USA: sales@mfdi.org ; South Africa: fru@sn.apc.org

Selection of reviews:-

* "A lively and charming story... Defiantly different... fast and furious. One of the films bull points is its catchy and authentic music. Sibongile Nene makes a strikingly beautiful heroine. Its great fun, matching the spirit of its catchy music and an entertaining effort all round." Variety, USA
* "Washes like sunshine.. giddily upbeat.. has the antic, anything-goes spirit of the Beatles' first movies." Steven Holden, New York Times
* "Has a lot of unpretentious charm.. a fresh and saucy air." Newsday, New York
* "This does for Africa what'The Harder They Come' did for Jamaica. But it's the flip side. If Menzell's film was a tough-nosed bus ride around Kingston with Reggae as your guide, Raeburn's romp is a comedic scooter tour of Harare to the lively jump of jit music." Time Out, UK
* "Shrewd understanding of African narrative and humour.. Energy and pace and an optimism you rarely see." The Guardian, UK
* "Full of ethnic warmth and bouncy tunes. This rough and ready film has an infectious charm." The Telegraph, UK
*'FILM OF THE WEEK' "Cool, très cool... Diabolically seductive." - Pariscope
* "Enchanting!" Le Monde
* "Explosive!" Le Canard Enchaîné
* "Possesses both African nonchalence and the energy of 60s Britain." Télérama
* "A lesson on spontaneous invention with poetic and amusing ideas." Le Parisien
* "JIT turns out to be a real pearl. Michael Raeburn allows his humorous story to take its time which means you come unusually close to the people in it. JIT feels like a slice of real African life." Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden
* "JIT is great entertainment.. A warm and modern insight." Dagens Nyheter, Sweden
* "Vibrant music, scintillating colours, fresh and dynamic energy." Il Manifesto, Italy
* "JIT is a rich and comic film, a gem of a movie that's full of exuberantly romantic moments." The Edmonton Journal
* "THE BIG HIT!" Montreal Mirror
* "Hilarious. THE HOTTEST MOVIE IN TOWN." Parade, Zimbabwe
* "Does for African township life what Spike Lee's'Do The Right Thing' did for New York's black ghettos." The Star, South Africa.


'BEST ACTOR' - AMIENS (Dominic Makuvachuma)


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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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