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Shirley Adams

Shirley Adams

The story of a woman who loses her family to violence and poverty, but gains her own sense of self worth.
  • Live is so tough...

A topical South African drama, set on the Cape Flats. After her son is shot in the neck, leaving him disabled, his mother battles to survive. With no husband and the medical expenses draining what money they had, she resorts to shoplifting to survive. Things start to look up when a young physiotherapist starts working with her son, but then the case finally comes to trial and the situation deteriorates again.


92 minutes, Mature Accompaniment under 10
Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Denise Newman, Keenan Arrison, Emily Child, Theresa Sedras, Gamiet Peterson, Travis Snyders, Lee-Ann van Rooi, David Muller, Adrian Galley, Sasha Lee
Director
Oliver Hermanus
ScreenplayOliver Hermanus, Stavros Pamballis
MusicPhilip Miller
CinematographyJamie Ramsay
EditingGarreth Fradgley
Sound formatsStereo
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2009
Produced byDV8 Films, Centropolis Entertainment, London Film School

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageMild
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseReferences only
CommentsSouth African film, serious themes.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.


Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarTheresa Smith quote icon 10
Die BurgerLaetitia Pople quote icon 15
International Media
IMDB28 Netizens13
Average .. 63%13


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