Life, Above All


Life, Above All
Just after the death of her newly-born sister, a 12 year old girl learns of a rumour that spreads like wildfire through her small, dust-ridden village near Johannesburg. It destroys her family and forces her mother to flee. Sensing that the gossip stems from prejudice and superstition, she leaves home and school in search of her mother and the truth. With English subtitles.

101 minutes.
No persons under 13.
Drama, On the art circuit

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Life sucks and then you die.
Life sucks and then you die.

Credits

Cast
Khomotso Manyaka, Keaobaka Makanyane, Harriet Lenable, Lerato Muelase, Tinah Mnumzana, Aubrey Poolo
Director
Oliver Schmitz
ScreenplayDennis Foon, from the novel by Allan Stratton
MusicAli N. Askin, Ian Osrin
CinematographyBernhard Jasper
EditingDirk Grau
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2010
Produced byDreamer Joint Venture Filmproduction, Enigma Pictures, Niama Film, Senator Film Produktion

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageMild
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceBrief, moderate
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsSouth African film, strongish themes (concerning AIDS)
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconBeautifully filmed and wonderfully acted
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi
15
Cape Times
quote iconUplifting story
15

What the People say

Internet
58 Netizens
14

Average .. 74%

15

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