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Lucky
     

Lucky

Director: Avie Luthra, Jayashree Basavra, Sihle Dlamini, James Ngcobo

Cast: Avie Luthra, Jayashree Basavra, Sihle Dlamini, James Ngcobo

 
Two people with little in common become a family of sorts in this emotional drama from filmmaker Avie Luthra. Lucky (Sihle Dlamini) is a ten-year-old South African boy whose nickname is a grim irony -- his mother has died, his dad is missing, and he's been diagnosed with AIDS. While Lucky has an uncle in Durban, Jabulani (James Ngcob) isn't especially interested in

Overview

Two people with little in common become a family of sorts in this emotional drama from filmmaker Avie Luthra. Lucky (Sihle Dlamini) is a ten-year-old South African boy whose nickname is a grim irony -- his mother has died, his dad is missing, and he's been diagnosed with AIDS. While Lucky has an uncle in Durban, Jabulani (James Ngcob) isn't especially interested in looking after the boy and has already spent the money earmarked for Lucky's education on himself. Lucky has a cassette that his mother recorded for him shortly before she died, but he doesn't have a machine to play it; one of his uncle's neighbors, an elderly woman named Padma (Jayashree Basavaraj), has a tape player, but when he tries to sneak into her house to use it, she responds by chasing him out with a broom and hurling racial epithets at him. Lucky and Padma don't much care for one another, but when he has nowhere to go and she learns she can receive payment from the government for taking in a child with AIDS, she grudging agrees to look after him and let him sleep on her porch. In time, Lucky and Padma begin to understand one another and a close bond forms between them, despite Jabulani's interference, and they set out to find the father Lucky believes is still alive. Lucky received its North American premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/04/2013
UPC:
0616892185765
Original Release:
2011
Source:
Film Movement
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:04:00
Sales rank:
15,702

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jayashree Basavra Actor
Sihle Dlamini Actor
James Ngcobo Actor
Vusi Kunene Actor
Brenda Ngxoli Actor
Mary Twala Actor
Mduduzi Mabaso Actor

Technical Credits
Avie Luthra Director,Screenwriter
Elliott Borkum Associate Producer
Chantal Carter Production Designer
Arthur Koundouris Sound/Sound Designer
Josh Levinsky Editor
Kweku Mandela-Amuah Associate Producer
Philip Miller Score Composer
Thabo Motloung Associate Producer
Willie Nel Cinematographer
Lance Samuels Producer
Tanya Welz Screenwriter
Christopher Wilmot Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lucky
1. Funeral [9:39]
2. Big City [9:16]
3. Neighbor [10:55]
4. Rescue [7:02]
5. Tolerance [8:50]
6. Escape [8:25]
7. Return [11:18]
8. Father [5:39]
9. Delinquents [7:00]
10. Family [12:08]
11. Milk [10:15]
12. Credits [3:31]

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