A Small Town Called Descent

  • A Small Town Called Descent
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Genre : Thriller
Type : Fiction
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2010
Format : Feature
Running time : 102 (in minutes)

A Small Town Called Descent is the stylish debut feature from talented South African director Jahmil XT Qubeka.
The film follows three Scorpion agents in their investigation of xenophobic attacks that took place in a small town. A darkly humourous look at South Africa's political dynamics, the film features powerful performances from the all-star cast of Vusi Kunene, Paul Buckby, Fana Mokoena and Isidingo's Hlubi Mboya. A Small Town Called Descent showcases a strong and unapologetic voice and an honest but resonant portrait of South African life.

d. Jahmil XT Qubeka, South Africa 2010 CF

English and Xhosa and Zulu with English subtitles, Video, 102 min

Vusi Kunene, Paul Buckby, Fana Mokoena et Hlubi Mboya

Producer: Faith Isiakpere

2010 | DIFF - Durban
* World Premiere.
* Filmmakers in attendance.


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