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Year: 2000
UK: Momentum Pictures
Cast: Tony Kgoroge, Rapulana Seiphemo, Percy Matsemela, Makhaola Ndebele, Moshidi Motshegwa, Emily McArthur, Owen Sejake, Harold 'Speedy' Matihabo, George Lamola, Robert Whitehead, Molemo Maarohanye, Nimrod Nkosi, Shane Maja, Tumisho Masha, Arthur Molepo, Carl Beukes, Charlotte Butler, Dolly Rathebe
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Countries: Germany / UK / South Africa / France
UK: 90 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and drugs use
UK Release Date: 19 July 2002


Soweto, South Africa. Sox Moraka (Tony Kgoroge) is a young black actor from a wealthy family. His upbringing has ostracised him from the black community but his skin keeps him from the white one.

Then he gets the opportunity of a lifetime: a gangster part in a television series. But Sox has lived a sheltered life. In order to play the role, he must get street-wise and fast. He hooks up with Zama (Rapulana Seiphemo), a childhood friend turned criminal, who agrees to teach him the ways of the underworld.

But Sox soon discovers the dangerous appeal of adrenalin, easy money and life in the fast lane. Meanwhile, Zama becomes dangerously tempted to play his own role and steal Sox's big break.

What could seem like a fair trade can turn ugly, once the lines between reality and fiction begin to blur...

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