Die andere Seite des Lebens - Zwei Brüder aus dem Township

Die andere Seite des Lebens - Zwei Brüder aus dem Township

Südafrika / Deutschland 2010, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Lucky and Bongani pretend to be cool and in the know. To survive in a Cape Town township, they learned their lessons early: where to get drugs, where to get money, how to pick up girls and how to get rid of them. Their mother does not pay much attention to her sons, but at least their grandmother is on their side.

The two brothers share everything: the bed, the food and now even an accusation of murder.
The first thing they get in prison is an unmistakable lesson about the rules there. No question, newcomers are always at the bottom of the hierarchy. They must learn quickly who may be attacked and who must be served. A matter of survival in jail. Out on bail, something special awaits them – an initiation of a different kind.



The brothers move through three cultures, each of which calls for its own gestures and rituals. The deep rift between the generations becomes painfully obvious. The old people still have the sense of honor of African tradition; their successors have only a tiny chance of escaping the squalid suburbs. What will be their package in life?



Through a clever dramatic narrative structure, the film rises above a social environment study to become a far-ranging discourse about the future of an Africa ground to pieces between tradition and modernity.


Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Stefanie Brockhaus, Andy Wolff
Screenplay:Stefanie Brockhaus (Konzept), Andy Wolff (Konzept)
Director of photography:Stefanie Brockhaus, Andy Wolff
Editing:Ulrike Tortora, Stefanie Brockhaus, Andy Wolff
Sound design:Marc Parisotto
Production company:Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film (HFF) (München)
in association with:Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München)
Producer:Stefanie Brockhaus, Andy Wolff
Producer (TV):Natalie Lambsdorff (BR)
Shoot:: Südafrika
Length:84 min
Format:1:1,78
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 29.10.2009, Leipzig, IFF;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 16.06.2010, BR

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Die andere Seite des Lebens - Zwei Brüder aus dem Township
Weiterer Titel (DE) And Then I Die
Weiterer Titel (DE) Die andere Seite des Lebens - Zwei Brueder im Township
Weiterer Titel (DE) On the Other Side of Life

Versions

Original

Length:84 min
Format:1:1,78
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 29.10.2009, Leipzig, IFF;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 16.06.2010, BR
 

Awards

Stadt München 2010
Starter Filmpreis
 
Dokumentarfilmfestival München 2010
FFF-Förderpreis (ex aequo >Was wird bleiben...<) , Dokumentarfilm
 

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