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The Wooden Camera
The Wooden Camera
Actors: Jean-Pierre Cassel, Junior Singo
Director: Ntshavheni Wa Luruli
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2005     1hr 30min

Two thirteen year old boys play along the railway line in Kayelitsha, a township close to Capetown. A dead man is tossed from a passing train, clutching an attach case. Inside, the boys discover a gun and a video camera. S...  more »


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Actors: Jean-Pierre Cassel, Junior Singo
Director: Ntshavheni Wa Luruli
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: TLA Releasing
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/15/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A tale of friendship and more
chicoer2003 | Fresno, CA United States | 10/21/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Wooden Box is a tale of friendship between children of different South African social classes. It's reminicent of a Brazilian slum movie, but with aspects of the ills of society (racism) A good unknown cast of young actors helps the movie."
Simple film on the choices we take and the life it leads
Rizzo | Denver, CO | 01/10/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Wooden Camera is about the path two young teens take as a result of finding a camera and a gun. Best friends, Madiba and Sipho live in Cape Town South Africa and find the items on a dead body thrown from a train. Madiba finds the wooden camera and Sipho takes the gun. They advance into their own worlds, capturing film on video and a life of crime. Madiba is befriended by a white young rebellious teen, Estelle, who lives a world apart from the slums the boys came from. Estelle has a racist father, but she remains rebellious to that idea.

The role that the racist father exhibits seems like it just didn't fit in the film. With so little mentioned, it didn't seem important to the film. It was just too cut and dried without any development to the role pertinent to the storyline. You get a good idea of the wealthy versus the poor and the images are powerful.

The film is not exactly challenging, rather more predictable, and has won a few awards. .....Rizzo