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The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

Directed by


Starring
Marius Weyers Marius Weyers
Andrew Steyn
Sandra Prinsloo Sandra Prinsloo
Kate Thompson
N!xau N!xau
Xi
Ken Gampu Ken Gampu
President
Paddy O Paddy O'Byrne
Narrator
Graham Armitage Graham Armitage
The Reverend
Jamie Uys Jamie Uys
The Reverend


Written by
Jamie Uys Jamie Uys
(written by)


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The Filmmakers Must Be Geniuses!

13 years, 4 months ago at Jan 4 7:33
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"He talks about an evil thing."

The Gods Must Be Crazy is a reassuringly unique and delightfully disarming little cinematic treasure. This low-budget 1980 South African comedy emerged virtually out of no-where; silently tiptoeing into worldwide cinemas to become one of the biggest international hits of the decade! Owing to enthusiastic word of mouth, The Gods Must Be Crazy broke box... read more

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11 months, 3 weeks ago at Jun 7 22:08
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This is such a brilliant, classic comedy with some incredible messaging worth reflecting on today starting from the beginning narrative describing a people meant to help us understand the Native Americans prior to colonialism. It's so fascinating how such communities are good without the need for law enforcement. The film explores the possible origins of violence and hate through individuality, je... read more
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A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.
Release date: 10 September 1980
UPC: 043396106499
Tags: Comedy (20), Africa (9), Foreign (6), Desert (6), Action (5), 1980 (5), Satire (4), Chase (4), Lion (4), Narration (4), Tower (4), Goat (4), Bottle (4), 1980s (3), Rebellion (3), Kalahari (3), Botswanan (3), 80s (2), South Africa (2), South (2)
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