In each one of us lies a talent waiting to be shared

A 14-year-old township teen dreams of becoming a saxophonist like his late father, but his mother thinks jazz is the devil's music. When he leaves the township to take up a scholarship at an elitist private school, he defies his mother and turns to two aging members of his father's old band to help him prepare for the school jazz concert. In this process he helps his mother find peace.

98 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Drama, Family, Musical.
Blow me, baby
Blow me, baby


Janet Suzman, Linda Sokhulu, Hlayani Molatana
Roberta Durrant
ScreenplayShirley Johnson
MusicMurray Anderson
CinematographyNatalie Haarhoff
Sound formats
Made in2013
Produced byPenguin Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreFamily, drama
ViolencePlayful, rugby context, infrequent
Drug abuseAlcohol used in context, no focus.
CommentsFelix is a young teen from a township in Cape Town who gets a prestigious scholarship to attend a snobbish school. His mother wants him to get a good education and not play the saxophone like his father did. However the school has a musical concert and Felix is passionate about taking part. This leads to a confrontation with his mother who blames music and drink for taking her husband's life.
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
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