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Lettre d'amour zoulou

Lettre d'amour zoulou

A Feature film by Ramadan Suleman

Produced by JBA Production

Release in France : 19/04/2006

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JBA Production

Foreign production companies :

Natives at Large, Hollybell

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FMB2 Films

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Johannesburg is in a state of euphoria two years after the first democratic elections. Here Thandeka, a young black journalist, lives in fear of her country’s past. She’s so troubled that she can’t work, and her relationship with Mangi, her 13-year-old, profoundly deaf daughter, goes from bad to worse.
Then, one day Me’Tau, an elderly woman, arrives at the newspaper. Ten years earlier, Thandeka witnessed the murder of Me’Tau’s daughter, Dineo, by the secret police. Me’Tau wants Thandeka to find the murderers and Dineo’s body so that the girl can be buried in accordance with tradition.
Both women are unaware that the killers are lurking nearby. What Me’Tau couldn’t know is that Thandeka has already paid for her knowledge, for having dared stand up to the apartheid system run by the whites.
Mangi secretly prepares a Zulu love letter, four embroidered images representing solitude, loss, hope, and love, as a final gesture towards her mother so that she won’t give up the fight.

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Full credits (9)

Executive Producers :

Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin

Director of Photography :

Manuel Teran

Production manager :

Carine Stander

Editor :

Jacques Comets

Sound Mixer :

Jean-Pierre Laforce

Screenwriters :

Ramadan Suleman, Bhekizizwe Peterson

Sound recordists :

Gita Cerveira, Jean Mallet, Jean-Pierre Laforce

Press Attaché (film) :

Laurence Granec

Music Composer :

Zim Ngqawana

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Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Psychological drama

Production language :

English, Sign language

Coproducer countries :

France, South Africa, Germany

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Minority French (France, South Africa, Germany)

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Runtime :

1 h 45 min

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Audio format :

Dolby DTS