Life, Above All (2010)


There is much authenticity and freshness in the treatment of poor South African township experience, but there is also a lack of those since the behaviour of some of the people is such that I've never witnessed (or heard of, given the demographics of the setting) as a citizen of that country... it's little too westernized, and annoyingly so too. Also, the language was a little too pure to be believable for anyone familiar with it. The story is mildly interesting and acting decent, my favorite being the prostitute teenager.

The movie is more important than it's good, because it effectively showcases the negative effects of denial and idiocy: "It's not HIV, I'm just not feeling okay; maybe it's witchcraft; Friend, find me a good traditional doctor; In the meanwhile, I'll try these herbal thingies".