THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY (Theatrical Release Botswana, South Africa 1980)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.8|5.0 Stars ìììì

The Gods Must Be Crazy
—classic comedy adventure film set in Africa—is an absolutely ‘don’t miss it film’. It’s laugh-out-loud funny, really enjoyable, great to watch, an excellent foreign film. African bushman, Xi (N!xau), is compelled, in order to maintain his tribes’ harmonious and peaceful lifestyle, to dispose of a Coca-Cola bottle that falls from the sky into his tribe’s village hunting grounds. Although exceptionally useful, the object has become evil as everyone in his village covets it and fights over it. Xi begins a journey to the edge of the earth where he can give the coca-cola bottle back to the gods and he finds that the world is a much larger place than he knew and that the coca-cola bottle is more difficult to dispose of than he ever would have thought. Excellent film. Perfect choice for a family. Highly entertaining.

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Additional Thanks

Best Work for Director Jamie Uys. Thank you to Executive Producer Boet Troskie for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Andrew Steyn (Marius Weyers), Kate Thompson (Sandra Prinsloo), Sam Boga (Louw Verwey), Mpudi (Michael Thys), Jack Hind (Nic De Jager), Card 1 (Fanyana H. Sidumo), Card 2 (Joe Seakatsie), Mr. Thompson (Brian O’Shaughnessy), President (Ken Gampu), and Narrator (Paddy O’Byrne).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. WOW! BRAVO! This film puts a wonderful story on screen.

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