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How long can you live the double life of being a ‘good girl’ in the township, and the ‘it girl’ on the wealthy streets of Johannesburg? That’s the big question posed by Kedibone, a new film by actor and director Thomas Gumede (Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom 2013; Ayanda, 2015; and Single Guys, 2013). The film releases on BoxOffice by DStv on Friday, 05 November 2021.
About The Movie
Kedibone Manamela is a poor, beautiful Sotho girl from the township and an aspiring actress. Her devoted boyfriend has put himself in debt to pay for her tertiary education. But while she is studying in Johannesburg, she starts to attract attention from rich hunks, celebrities and businessmen who promise her the affluent life she has always desired. What he doesn’t know won’t hurt him, surely? Can Kedibone live a double life and enjoy the best of both worlds?
Gumede says the film is inspired by the reality of life in South Africa. “Kedibone’s experience is that of many young black women in the country. The film mirrors the socio-economic challenges faced by young people as well as the glitz and glamour that attracts them to Johannesburg.”
Starring as Kedibone’s boyfriend Mrembula is Wright Ngubeni, who began acting as a teenager in the SABC 1 television series Generations as Jonathan Motene. He also appeared in e.tv’s Rhythm City as Thula and the SABC 1 sitcom Thulani No Thuli. He was in the films Human Cargo (2004), Duma (2005), and Faith's Corner (2005).
Kenneth Nkosi stars in the role of Franco, a very wealthy older man who gives Kedibone money, expensive gifts and a lifestyle of luxury in exchange for her company. Popular on television and on the big screen, Nkosi is a well-known actor who has starred in Otelo Burning (2011), Ayanda (2015), Five Fingers for Marseilles, (2017), and Blessers (2019).
Kedibone was shot by Lance Gewer, an internationally recognised filmmaker and cinematographer with more than three decades of experience behind him. The film is produced by Andrew Mahlangu of Shack Pictures, and producer, executive producer, scriptwriter and director Hardy Maoto. It was made with the support of Smatsatsa Communications and the Department of Trade and Industry (dti).
Helen Kuun, MD of Indigenous Film Distribution says, “Small screen film premieres are making it possible to share to share top-quality local entertainment with audiences in the comfort of their own homes. We are pulling out all the stops to attract a wider audience and the results have been fantastic.”
Kedibone is distributed in South Africa by Indigenous Film Distribution.
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Wright Ngubeni: @wrightngubeni
Kenneth Nkosi: @kennethnkosi
Busisiwe Mtshali: @bucee_m
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Matli Mohapeloa: @matlimohapeloa
Tessa Twala: @tessa_twala
Tamsanqa Mngqolo: @thamimngqolo
Unathi Guma: @unati_guma
Kwezi Ndlovu: @kwezi_ndlovu
Melvina Eheli: @melvina_eheli
Keke Mphuti: @kekemphuti_official
Sivenathi Mabuya: @sivemabuya
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