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Caméra de bois (La)

Caméra de bois (La)

A Feature film by Ntshavheni Wa Luruli

Produced by Odelion Films

Release in France : 28/07/2004


    A man lies dead alongside a pair of railway tracks in South Aftrica. Madiba and Sipho, two teens from the townships, find a gun and video camera next to his body. Sipho grabs the gun. Madiba the camera. Once inseperable, the objects they choose now breaks them apart. Sipho becomes the boss of a gang of streetkids and roams the city looking for trouble, while Madiba becomes a filmmaker, capturing the life of his family and his neighborhood on film. They link up with Estelle, a kid from the chic part of town who finds her family life intensely suffocating. They're black, she's white. They don't see what difference their skin color makes, whereas it remains a sensitive issue for their parents, despite the end of Apartheid.
    A film about an artist's first steps, the wrong turns taken by a rogue with a heart of gold, and young people's attempts to counteract the prejudices of the generations that came before them.

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (3)

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    Odelion Films

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    Odelion Films

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    Photos (5)

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producer :

    Olivier Delahaye

    Director of Photography :

    Gordon Spooner

    Editor :

    Kako Kelber

    Music Composer :

    Phil Sawyer

    French distributor :

    Amel Lacombe

    Screenwriters :

    Yves Buclet, Peter Speyer

    Sound Recordist :

    Christian Martin

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Vincent Puzos

    Costume designer :

    Leigh Bishop

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Great Britain

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Great Britain)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (4)

    Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival - 2005

    Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (Taiwan, 2005)


    Panorama Section

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival - 2004

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Brazil, 2004)


    French film selection

    Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2004

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (The Netherlands, 2004)


    Main Program Section Feature Films