Material

Life is not a funny business


Material
This South African dramedy is about an Indian family, who are in the rag trade. The son, recently reaching manhood, is expected to take over the family business. However he has other ideas, having a love for stand-up comedy, much to his father's frustration. We look at how they resolve the situation.

98 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Comedy, Drama.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Riaad Moosa, Vincent Ebrahim, Denise Newman, Carishma Basday, Joey Rasdien, Krijay Govender, Nik Rabinowitz
Director
Craig Freimond
ScreenplayCraig Freimond, Ronnie Apteker, Rosalind Butler, Riaad Moosa, Robbie Thorpe
MusicElzabeth Renni
CinematographyTrevor Calverley
EditingMegan Gill
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2012
Produced byTOM Pictures

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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.



Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconThe film gives you an insight into some of the knotty problems facing young South Africans who want to respect where they come from, but also create their own place in the world. Features several familiar stand-up comedians and local actors.
10
Cape Times
Terri Dunbar-Curran quote icon'Material' evokes a waterfall of emotions.
15

What the People say

Internet
5 Netizens
18

Average .. 72%

14

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