Since many coming of age movies include teenage boys telling scary tales around a campfire, the Isiboshwa DVD feels a bit familiar. However, this recently remastered apartheid era South African film is one of a kind.
The movie is a mix of drama, action, comedy and suspense as these friends embark on a Summer adventure. As the fun shifts unexpectedly to danger, the relationships take on some characteristics similar to The Lord of The Flies.
Isiboshwa is the Zulu word for ‘prisoner,’ which gives insight into the story. The film has been digitally remastered as part of the Retro Afrika Collection, but still has an authentic 1980’s feel. It is not rated, but is best suited for adults and teens. The movie is in Zulu, but has English language subtitles.
Official Movie Trailer
Release date 3/12/19
The summer holidays finally arrive, and the three teenage brothers head out into the wilderness for a camping trip together.
Their days are spent fishing, swimming and relaxing by their small tent on the banks of the river. But unbeknownst to the boys, they are being watched.
When things start going missing from their camp, and other strange events begin to occur, the three brothers begin to worry, unsure and unaware of who or what is stalking them.
Eventually they manage to discover what is really happening, and together they set out on a path fraught with danger, action and drama in order to bring the culprit to justice.
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