De l'autre côté de la vie (On the Other Side of Life)

  • De l'autre côté de la vie (On the Other Side of Life)
© DR
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2009
Format : Feature
Running time : 88 (in minutes)

In a South African township, two brothers are charged with murder. An arduous-and transformative-journey lies ahead…

Lucky and Bongani pretend to be cool and in the know. To survive in a Cape Town township, they learned their lessons early: where to get drugs, where to get money, how to pick up girls and how to get rid of them. The two brothers share everything: the bed, the food and now even an accusation of murder. The first thing they get in prison is an unmistakable lesson about the rules there. No question, newcomers are always at the bottom of the hierarchy. They must learn quickly who may be attacked and who must be served; a matter of survival in jail. Out on bail, something special awaits them - an initiation of a different kind.

Dir: Stefanie Brockhaus and Andy Wolff
Year: 2010
Dur: 88'
Documentary Feature

Director : Stefanie Brockhaus, Andy Wolff

Country : Germany, South Africa
Year: 2009
Language: English, Xhosa
Subtitles: English
Duration: 88 min

Picture: Stefanie Brockhaus, Andy Wolff
Editors: Stefanie Brockhaus, Natalie Lambsdorff, Ulrike Tortora, Andy Wolff
Sound : Marc Parisotto
Production : Brockhaus/Wolff

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Starter Film Award Munich 2010
FFF Award at the Int. DokFest Munich 2010

Festival du film de Milan
Meilleur long métrage


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