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GANGSTER PROJECT / GANGSTER PROJECT

Teboho Edkins,  Germany, South Africa 2011 54'

Cinematography: Tom Akinleminu
Editing: Rune Schweitzer
Music: Benoit de Villeneuve
Producer: Andreas Louis

Film Presentation:
In Cape Town, Africa de Sud, una dintre cele mai violente si inegale societati, un tanar alb, student la film, porneste la drum cu cameramanul sau, parasind confortul cartierului sau pazit. Vrea sa faca un film cu gangsteri, cu gangsteri adevarati. Dupa o indelungata cautare a unui personaj „cinematografic” potrivit, el gaseste gasca perfecta si intra in ritmul ei de zi cu zi. Curand, realitatea isi spune cuvantul si viata claustrofoba de gangster nu se prea potriveste cu asteptarile lui. La 20 de ani dupa primele alegeri democratice, Africa de Sud ramane o societate adanc divizata, una in care dialogul si intelegerea par imposibile, de neatins. Proiectul Gangster este un film intre fictiune si realitate, in care sunt dezvaluite adevaruri reale si fictiunea inceteaza a mai fi fictiune.
Festivals/Awards:
Special Mention, Docudays Ukraine
Director's Bio-Filmography:
Teboho Edkins was born in the USA in 1980 and grew up mainly in Lesotho, but also Germany, South Africa, France and now lives in Berlin. He studied Fine Art at the University of Cape Town, followed by a 2-year post-graduate residency at le Fresnoy, studio national des arts contemporains in France and then a post-graduate film directing programme at the dffb film academy in Berlin. His films have been screened at over 100 festivals and galleries worldwide.
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