DOWN AND DIRTY

By Angie MILLS

NATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FOUNDATION OF SOUTH AFRICA - as FIN

Drama - Completed 2015

“Been down so long don’t know which way is up…”

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Angie MILLS
    • Writer(s)
    • Angie MILLS, Damir RADONIC , Damon HEATLIE
    • Producer(s)
    • Angie MILLS, Damir RADONIC
    • Synopsis
    • Joe Mabena is a former fisherman who works as a welder when we meet him. He lives in a sprawling shack with his family, eking out a meager existence in Goed Baai, an informal seaside settlement in Cape Town. He spends much of his time drowning his sorrows at the bottom of a bottle and goes to work under the influence of alcohol. One day his drunkenness prevents him from seeing that his blow torch could ignite a fire and it blows up a gas tank leading to a loss of his eye. The company compensates him and his family and neighbourhood anticipate good times and a better life. But Joe has his own ideas and this leads to conflict.
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