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Intonga (The Stick Fighter)
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Type : fiction


L’histoire de Siviwe, un jeune garçon qui rencontre un prêtre ancien boxeur qui l’initie à la boxe.

Intonga est le premier long métrage en langue Xhosa à émerger de l’Afrique du Sud.


Stick Fighter (The)
Intonga is the first Xhosa-language feature film to emerge from South Africa.

This heart-warming and elegantly constructed tale tells the story of of Siviwe, a young stick fighter from Fort Beaufort, who moves with his mother to Mdantsane after his father dies.

As the new kid in school, Siviwe is bullied by a local boxing champion. One day while running away from the bully, he meets a priest. Siviwe and the priest who is a former boxer, strike up a friendship and the priest guides the young stick fighter on his challenging journey into the world of boxing.

Suitable for children

Directed by JJ Van Rensburg
South Africa 2009
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