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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

The Gods Must Be Crazy. (South Africa, 1980) 109' 18/11/2013

Xi (N!xau) is a bushman who lives a quite and peaceful life with his tribe in the middle of the Kalahari Desert. One day, Xi sees how an object fells from the sky, it is clear as the water but harder. Thinking that it is a present from the gods, the bushman takes the strange object and brings it to his tribe. Soon the present from the gods disturbs the quite life of the tribe. "A thing they had never needed before became a necessity. And unfamiliar emotions began to stir. A feeling of wanting to own, of not wanting to share. Other new things came: anger, jealousy, hate and violence."

This comedy by Jamie Uys takes as a central character a Coca-Cola bottle and develops the Enlightenment idea of the noble savage in order to make us think over our way of life.
"On its surface, "The Gods Must Be Crazy" is an innocuous enough tale about the comic conjuction of two wildly different cultures as represented by one Kalahari bushman, whose tribe hasn't yet reached the Stone Age, and by bumbling, neurotic whites and blacks who, in one way and another, cannot cope with contemporary civilization." Vincent Canby. New York Times. 28/10/1984.
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