Malunde

Malunde

Deutschland / Südafrika 2000/2001, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Malunde - An Unlikely Friendship

South Africa, post-apartheid. Wonderboy, a wiry 11-year-old, is trying to survive on the streets of crime-ridden Johannesburg. Kobus, a former soldier of the apartheid army, can′t forget the "good old days" when he was "somebody" - a man honored for his bravery. Now he′s hoping for something to make life worth living again.


Kobus takes on a job as a travelling delivery man. His pick-up loaded to the brim with tins of Rainbow Wax, he meets up with Wonderboy at a traffic intersection, where the boy eagerly cleans the car′s windscreen, hoping for some small change.

A gangster arrives on the scene, waving a gun - he wants to kill Wonderboy. The boy has only one chance: he leaps into Kobus′ car, urging him to drive like hell because he is about to be "car-jacked". Kobus buys the story and they race off, shaking the gunman off their tail. Kobus wants to get rid of the "little gangster" as soon as he can. But he needs someone to guard the car - and he is not much of a salesman. Wonderboy uses all his street-wise skills to make Rainbow Wax big business! And so begins a journey which moves from mutual antagonism and suspicion, even hatred, to friendship, coming to terms with a troubled past and creating an unexpected future.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Titles

Originaltitel (DE ZA) Malunde
Arbeitstitel Malunde - An Unlikely Friedship

Versions

Original

Length:3231 m, 118 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 31.01.2002, 89803, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 14.01.2004, Arte
 

Awards

2003
Deutscher Kritikerpreis
 
2002
Starter Preis der Stadt München
 
Seoul International Filmfestival 2001
Best Family Film
 
Bermuda International Filmfestival 2001
Special Jury Award
 
2001
Südafrikanischer Filmpreis Avanti Award
 

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