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South African Cinema Getting More Adventurous With Genres With "Copposites"

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 6, 2012 at 2:46PM

A hat tip to our friends at Twitch for this one.
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copposites

A hat tip to our friends at Twitch for this one.

I'd say that outside of Nollywood, a few North African countries like Algeria and Morocco, and French-speaking sub-saharan Africa, South African cinema is maybe the one African country that's really been getting my attention in the last 3 to 4 years. It deserves a much closer look, and I plan to do lots of homework so that I can speak authoritatively about what's been happening there.

Lots of international co-production agreements with several European countries and Canada that allow for the sharing of production costs, as well as boost the international profiles of local films... like this one, titled Copposites, a body/identity-swapping romp, as it appears to be in the below trailer for it.

The official synopsis reads:

Sharky Majola is an ex-con forced into one last job to steal a top secret DNA altering formula. Standing in his way is Jan Venter, a disgruntled ex-cop turned security guard. When Venter catches Sharky mid break-in, both men are exposed to the mysterious formula that switches them into each other’s bodies. Realising that the formula must have somehow switched them, ‘Black’ Venter and ‘White’ Sharky have to set aside their differences and team up to track down the one last remaining vial of formula. On the run from the cops and the crooks, they will have to assume each other’s identity until they can swap themselves back to normal. However, working together could prove hazardous to their health.

So not-so entirely different from your typical buddy-action-comedy-drama flick; at least, from the little we know here.

Directed by Oliver Rodger, the film stars Rob Van Vuuren and Siv Ngesi, and is expected to open in South Africa in August.

Watch the trailer below:


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