South African Film Festival

Riding with Sugar

Expired June 13, 2021 1:45 PM
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This zany, action-packed film features accomplished acting, inventive cinematography, and a plot twist guaranteed to surprise. Joshua’s dream of making it big in off-road cycle racing crashes when he has an accident. He’s taken in by Mambo, who runs an orphanage in Cape Town. Mambo, Joshua, and the troop of high-spirited boys are all African refugees. Joshua is haunted by flashbacks to scenes of fear and destruction in his country of origin, but a romance with a dancer from a privileged background anchors him in the present. On discovering that things at the orphanage are not what they seem, Joshua takes a principled stand, violence threatens briefly, and a chase ensues. Overall, a feel good movie, with a light touch.

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  • Runtime
    106 minutes
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  • Note
    Persons aged under 15 years must not be present at the relevant showing unless accompanied by an adult
  • Director
    Sunu Gonera
  • Screenwriter
    Sunu Gonera
  • Producer
    Helena Spring, Sunu Gonera
  • Cast
    Charles Mnene, Simona Brown, Hakeem Kae Kazim
  • Cinematographer
    Rory O'Grady