Category: Drama
All Genres: Drama
Release Year: 2010
Country: South Africa, Germany
Runtime: 100
Rating: (0)
Languages: Sotho, Sotho
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Sound: Dolby Digital

  • For Carl, salvation turned out to be a tight squeeze!

  • Writing by: Dennis Foon – screenplay
    Allan Stratton – novel

    Produced by: Greig Buckle – co-producer
    Martin Hämer – line producer
    Daniela Ramin – associate producer
    Thomas Reisser – co-producer
    Helge Sasse – executive producer
    Oliver Stoltz – producer

    Cast: Khomotso Manyaka – Chanda
    Keaobaka Makanyane – Esther
    Lerato Mvelase – Lillian
    Harriet Lenabe – Mrs. Tafa (as Harriet Manamela)
    Aubrey Poolo – Jonah
    Tinah Mnumzana – Aunt Lizbet
    Mapaseka Mathebe – Iris
    Thato Kgaladi – Soly
    Kgomotso Ditshweni – Dudu
    Rami Chuene – Aunty Ruth
    Jerry Marobyane – Mr. Pheto

    Music: Ali N. Askin Ian Osrin
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    Plot Outline:

    A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.

    Plot: "Life, Above All" is a emotional and universal drama about a young girl (stunningly performed by first-time-actress Khomotso Manyaka) who fights the fear and shame that have poisoned her community. The film captures the enduring strength of loyalty and a courage powered by the heart. Directed by South African filmmaker Oliver Schmitz ("Mapantsula", "Paris, je t'aime"), it is based on the international award winning novel "Chanda's Secrets" by Allan Stratton.

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