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Mapantsula

1987

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  • Director and co-writer Oliver Schmitz constructs a complex story whose protagonist is Panic (Thomas Mogotlane), a gangster with an individualistic philosophy, who survives on petty thievery... Taking up the conversation initiated by Lionel Rogosin in Come Back, Africa three decades earlier, what Mapantsula aims to depict is that precious moment in which an individual gains a sense of identity, and awakens to political and social consciousness.