He finds out Duma is there. Back in prison, all of the cells are full. Panic stabs him and the two escape to a movie theater. Archived from the original on 29 October Panic then makes his way home to the Soweto township where he rents a small, one-room house from a landlady he refers to as Ma Mobise Dolly Rathebe. Pat goes to Joyce’s, but is rebuffed by her former employer. He demands one of them move out of his way and confronts another when asked why he is there. Mapantsula heavily criticizes apartheid, showing how many different black South Africans, some law-abiding citizens, others criminals, are unjustly affected by the institutionalized policy of racism.

Ma Modise Peter Se-Puma Social Constructions of Masculinity in Contemporary Society. Flashback to Panic’s house the morning after they go partying, Panic and Pat part after bickering over him not having a job. Panic is then taken to Stander’s office, where Stander demands, “What do these communists want? Leisurely paced with stunning scenery. Nahal who is four months pregnant suddenly finds out that her child is dead. Charge Office Sergeant Boitumelo Dijoe

Pat goes to Joyce’s, but is rebuffed by her former employer.

The director submitted a script for an innocuous crime-drama, and while the censors were on the set, that is what they filmed. Panic looks into the camera and refuses to sign the confession. Back in prison, all of the cells are mapahtsula. She chose silence and decides not to talk with anybody about that. He demands one of them move out of his way and onlin another when asked why he is there.

Nahal who is four months pregnant suddenly finds out that her child is dead. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. The detectives staking out Lucky’s place chase them but do not catch them. The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior’s endurance and battle of its menace. Ma Mobise then runs into her son, Sam, on the street. Pat, meanwhile, meets with Duma, who urges her to return to Joyce and demand payment for benefits she was denied and the last week’s wages.


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Mapantsula tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster who inevitably becomes caught up in the growing datch struggle and has to choose between individual gain and a united stand against the system. Start your free trial. Stander asks Panic if he speaks Afrikaans, Panic says he does not. This is an example of private indirect government. Onkine the Oscars Still Rock You? Leaving, he picks up a brick and throws it through Joyce’s window. Once they edited the film, they smuggled the finished print out of the country.

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Pat leaves and Panic is approached by Ma Mobise about paying his rent. At other times, it is a lyrical and believable evocation of the growing consciousness, and evolving conscience, of the title character, as he encounters more overtly political prisoners in the jail. The pickpocketing Panic commits is common in South Africa and difficult for the police to investigate.

Use the HTML below. Panic is being interrogated by Malantsula, who is outlining his extensive criminal history. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Mapantsla of Contrasts Add the first question.


Being tortured becomes pleasurable. Last Days of Contrition. Upon returning to his cell, he is accused by a fellow inmate of selling out to the authorities. Back in Soweto, Panic steals a suit and dons it.


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The inevitability of the conflict around him forces Panic to make a decision between personal gain by confessing Duma is a terrorist to the police and being released and helping the larger social movement by staying silent about Duma’s whereabouts.

Audible Download Audio Books. My Dog Killer But before he has a chance, another man grabs it from her. Here we first see Panic who is herded with the rest of the prisoners, including women and children. Ma Mobise runs in front of the crowd and screams for justice.

They return to Panic’s place. Panic breaks a bottle and threatens to kill him. Panic and Dingaan are in a mall. Zulu Southern Sotho Afrikaans English. David Hannay Max Montocchio. Edit Did You Know? After being hit on by the owner Lucky, she leaves, prompting Panic to go after her. Best film per country no order.

Panic stabs him and the two escape to a movie theater. Pat in the meantime arrives for work. Panic in vain tries to get Pat back by going to her aunt’s house. He son Sam Eugene Majola listens on. Was this review helpful to you?

The film’s use of flashbacks between Panic’s time at the hands of his apartheid jailor ‘Stander’ Marcel Van Heerden and happenings in the Johannesburg township of Soweto display the injustices black South Africans suffered during apartheid and their struggle for suffrage.