A film about an AGreat, underwatched film. Dingaka
african tribesman seeking revenge against the people who murdered his daughter. His crusade leads him to commit murder himself, and to trial before a court.
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Dingaka What is this movie about? Depends on what you are looking for. It is about the disastrous situation of Blacks in Apartheid South Africa, with con men, murderers, and an unjust, broken legal system.
But it is also about one man’s (Ntuku Makwena, played by Ken Gampu) personal journey from revenge to redemption. A man faced with the ultimate injustice: his God has forbidden him to call his daughter’s murderer to account. Or at least, so says the tribal priest who is eventually revealed as the murderer. Ntuku’s solution is as fine as Huck Finn’s decision to save his friend Jim, even if it means going to Hell. That scene of realization, and the confrontation that follows, are my favorite scenes in all film.”I will do right, though the Gods slay me.”
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