The Gods Must Be Crazy

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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Savour the profound imperialist symbolism of a Coke bottle dropping out of the sky like an apple of discord into a Botswana bush tribe of beatific innocents; delight in gags of such stunning originality as banana-skin pratfalls and speeded-up car chase scenes; gladden in positive, new images of the developing countries (bumbling black bureaucrats; evil but incompetent terrorists, of course routed mainly by the white 'stars'; and the simple, primitive tribe, with a plummy, patronising voice-over constantly reminding us how quaint and comical they are). Offensively racist and too gormless even for the kids at whom it is evidently aimed: Third World cinema of a quite...uncommon kind.

Release details

Duration: 109 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jamie Uys
Screenwriter: Jamie Uys
Cast: N!Xau
Marius Weyers
Sandra Prinsloo
Nic de Jager
Louw Verwey
Michael Thys
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