Shirley Adams

The story of a woman who loses her family to violence and poverty, but gains her own sense of self worth.


Shirley Adams
A topical South African drama, set on the Cape Flats. After her son is shot in the neck, leaving him disabled, his mother battles to survive. With no husband and the medical expenses draining what money they had, she resorts to shoplifting to survive. Things start to look up when a young physiotherapist starts working with her son, but then the case finally comes to trial and the situation deteriorates again.

92 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10.
Drama, On the art circuit

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Live is so tough...
Live is so tough...

Credits

Cast
Denise Newman, Keenan Arrison, Emily Child, Theresa Sedras, Gamiet Peterson, Travis Snyders, Lee-Ann van Rooi, David Muller, Adrian Galley, Sasha Lee
Director
Oliver Hermanus
ScreenplayOliver Hermanus, Stavros Pamballis
MusicPhilip Miller
CinematographyJamie Ramsay
EditingGarreth Fradgley
Sound formatsStereo
Made in2009
Produced byDV8 Films, Centropolis Entertainment, London Film School

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageMild
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseReferences only
CommentsSouth African film, serious themes.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconScenes through a mom's eyes
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote icon'n Aangrypende verhaal sonder 'n kitseinde
15

What the People say

Internet
28 Netizens
13

Average .. 63%

13

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