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Disclaimer; I received these movies for free in exchange for my review, I have not been compensated in any way.


This December, IndiePix Films invite home audiences for a thoroughly entertaining trip to Sollywood with two all-new, adventure-filled home entertainment releases in their acclaimed Retro Afrika collection: TROMPIE and UPONDO & NKINSELA. Hailing from Retro Afrika Bioscope, a label dedicated to locating, acquiring and restoring South African cult classic films from the ‘70s and ‘80s, these apartheid-era films —  never seen before outside their borders — have all have undergone a highly-specialized digital restoration process for optimal viewing.
TROMPIE (1975)
The only feature film adapted from Topsy Smith’s incredibly popular book series, TROMPIE is set in 1970’s Apartheid South Africa in the picturesque little town of Kwaggaberg, and follows Trompie Torien (Andre Laubscher), the leader of a neighborhood “gang”, and his three mischief-making pals: Blikkies, Rooie, and little Dawie. Together, they’re known as the Boksombende , and they’re typical 12 year-olds, full of brilliant ideas and escapades, and whenever they find themselves in a pickle, they talk their way out of trouble, repentant or not! (84 mins., Afrikaans w/English subtitles)
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Pondo and Nkinsela are two haphazard, dysfunctional friends who end up going on a series of crazy adventures. From ruining a bride’s wedding day to destroying a client’s hairdo in a beauty salon, to escaping a ghost, talent agents, and mob bosses, the two friends always seem to come out on top despite the havoc they cause wherever they go, in a feature-length series of 13 vignettes. (72 mins., Zulu w/English Subtitles)
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Type: DVD/Digital (Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google)
Genre: World Cinema/Comedy
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Audio: Stereo
Purchase “Trompie” & “Upondo & Nkinsela from Indiepix Unlimited

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