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‘Back of the Moon’ - It’s 1958, and Sophiatown gangster-lover-rebel Badman is about to be thrust into a whirlwind of intrigue, political oppression, romance, and treachery.

Release date: Fri 6 Sep 2019
Running time:97 (1h37’)
Age restriction:18 D L N P S SV V

Gangster. Lover. Rebel.

28 July 1958. Badman, an intellectual and the leader of the most powerful gang in Sophiatown, lives life on his own terms in this crazy, cosmopolitan, half-demolished ghetto on the edge of Johannesburg. The gorgeous Eve Msomi, a torch-singer on the brink of an international career, is giving her last concert in the local hall before she travels to London. Tomorrow, legions of police will force the residents of Gerty street out of their homes and they will be trucked to a desolate township, 15km out of the city. Refusing to face the bleak reality of black South African life, Badman has decided that he will fight to the death for his home. But fate thrusts Eve Msomi, whom he has loved from a distance, into his orbit. And, on this night that bears this beautiful encounter, Badman’s gang, The Vipers, sensing his vulnerability, turns on them both.

Genre: Drama
Cast: Richard Lukunku, Moneoa Moshesh, Lemogang Tsipa
Directed by: Angus Gibson
Screenplay: Libby Dougherty, Angus Gibson
Music: Phillip Miller
Produced by: Desiree Markgraaff
Language: English, Zulu
Subtitles: English
Country / Year: South Africa, 

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1958, Sophiatown. On the last day of his life a gangster finds something worth living for. Winner of Best South African Film at DIFF 2019. Starring Richard Lukunku, Moneoa Moshesh, and Lemogang Tsipa.