More Than Just a Game

On an island beyond hope, football was their salvation


More Than Just a Game
Set during the apartheid years, this film takes a look at some of the inmates of Robben Island. Separated from society, they sought refuge in an unlikely place: soccer. Through the game, they built a community and kept their spirits up.

89 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Language, Violence).
Documentary, Drama, Sports, On the art circuit

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Pass the ball, not the bomb...
Pass the ball, not the bomb...

Credits

Cast
Az Abrahams, Merlin Bailie, Presley Chweneyagae, Tyrone Keogh, Tshepo Maseko, Wright Ngubane, Ramey Short
Director
Junaid Ahmed
ScreenplayTom Easton
MusicBrendan Jury, Vusi Sidney Mahlasela
CinematographyGuilio Biccari
EditingMelanie Jankes Golden
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2007
Produced byTelkom Media, Videovision Entertainment, Filmex (Pty) Ltd, Distant Horizon, The National Film And Video Foundation Of South Africa

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDocumentary
LanguageInfrequent and mild to strong
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceInfrequent and mild
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

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Theresa Smith
10
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Leon van Nierop
12

Average .. 55%

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