Son of Man

One man's journey of love, deception and betrayal in contemporary South Africa. Based on the New Testament.


Son of Man
This South African movie is based on the story of Jesus. It is relocated to South Africa, with a black cast, and a controversial spin on the traditionally-accepted narrative. Growing up as a poor boy in an invaded country, our hero grows to be a man, determined to seek justice for his people. He journeys to the capital, gathering assorted armed men along the way, for the final showdown against the religious and political leaders of the day. In Xhosa and English.

91 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Violence).
Drama, On the art circuit
Nice day to save the world....
Nice day to save the world....

Credits

Cast
Andile Kosi, Pauline Malefane, Andries Mbali, Mvuyisi Mjali, Zorro Sidloyi
Director
Mark Dornford-May
ScreenplayMark Dornford-May, Andiswa Kedama, Pauline Malefane
MusicCharles Hazlewood, Pauline Malefane, Sibulele Mjali
CinematographyGiulio Biccari
EditingRonelle Loots, Anne Sopel
Sound formats
Made in2006
Produced bySpier Films

Official Site | IMDB page

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFairly frequent and strong
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsMature theme which is positively rewarding.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconIf you were ... disappointed by the overt saccharine of Faith Like Potatoes, or Mel Gibson's bloody The Passion of Christ ... you will like this.
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
5
The Citizen
David Jenkin
14
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
BBC
Neil Bastian quote iconIn these CG-saturated times, the film's simple theatrical effects will prove refreshing to some but crude and unsophisticated to others.
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconhe South African film renaissance continues with one of the most extraordinary and powerful films at Sundance, Son of Man.
15

What the People say

Internet
84 Netizens quote iconToo many will never see this film
14

Average .. 59%

12




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