The Forgotten Kingdom

It is always the past that remembers

The Forgotten Kingdom
A young man, unemployed and aimless, spends his days idling in the slums of Johannesburg. When his father dies, he must give up his selfish ways and fulfil his father's humble last wishes: to be buried in the rural, mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho, a place they left 15 years earlier in the hope of a better life. He feels like a stranger in the land of his birth, but finds an instant connection with one person: his childhood friend, who is now a beautiful and compassionate young woman. In Sotho language with English subtitles.

101 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12.
Drama, South African, On the art circuit
I feel an ass.
I feel an ass.


Jerry Mofokeng, Lillian Dube, Zenzo Ngqobe, Nozipho Nkelemba, Lebohang Ntsane, Moshoeshoe Chabeli, Jerry Phele
Andrew Mudge
ScreenplayAndrew Mudge
MusicRobert Miller
CinematographyCarlos Carvalho
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
Made in2013
Produced byBlack Kettle Films, Binary Film Works, Strongma, ZenHQ Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

LanguageVery low impact, infrequent
ViolenceLow impact, infrequent, implied
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThemes are mature, complex and could be confusing to younger viewers.
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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.


Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Therese Owen quote iconHorseback road trip into cultural identity.
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconLesotho-fliek se pryse welverdiend.
Cape Times
Steyn du Toit quote iconHis casting is yet another example of the respect with which Mudge approached this project.

What the People say

36 Netizens quote iconA human question

Average .. 81%



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