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Knuckle City

Jahmil X.T. Qubeka

Dudu is a washed-up boxer, who rather poorly provides for his ever-growing family. The womanizer prefers to spend time with female classmates of his oldest daughter or exercising vainly for his comeback. When his little brother Duke is released from prison, this one turns the already fragile family further upside down with his criminal energy. „Everything for the family“, Dudu took on from his murdered father. While he therefore tries everything to get Duke back on the right track, he himself wanders on dangerous paths. But maybe this way he will get a chance to settle long forgotten quarrels?

Knuckle City is an authentic genre film with an energetic soundtrack. The raw perspective on impoverished post-apartheid South African province does not sugarcoat anything and reveals machismo and male demonstration of power that has developed out of hopelessness.

23 April 2020

20:00 h,

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Direction Jahmil X.T. Qubeka
Year SA 2019
Duration 120 min
Language OmeU
Production Layla Swart; Global Distribution: AAA Entertainment
Cast Bongile Mantsai, Thembekile Komani, Patrick Ndlovu, Faniswa Yisa, Siv Ngesi and others
Camera Willie Nel
Editing Layla Swart

[trigger warning: violence]