Another local production to check out in cinemas this week.
‘Knuckle City’ is Jahmil XT Qubeka’s much-anticipated fourth feature film. The film stars Bongile Mantsai as Dudu Nyakama, Thembekile Komani as Duke Nyakama. The cast includes Faniswa Yisa, Patrick Ndlovu, Siv Ngesi, Owen Sejake, Angela Sithole, Nomhle Nkonyeni and Zolisa Xaluva.
Raw, unfiltered, thrilling and hilariously unconventional, ‘Knuckle City’ is South Africa’s first boxing feature film. Dissecting notions of inherited toxic masculinity and the underbelly of the fighting world, the gritty, raw feature film is a riveting exploration of the psychology of a fighter from the Mdantsane township in the Eastern Cape, known as the boxing mecca of South Africa.
The movie follows the journey of Dudu Nyakama (Bongile Mantsai), a down and out ageing boxer as he struggles to attain the one fight that he believes will uplift his fractured family. Contending that the underbelly of the boxing world is rife with criminality, Dudu unwittingly enlists the help of his reckless but resourceful, gangster brother who’s coming out of jail. Haunted by the ghost of their father, Dudu soon finds that the fight at home is far more challenging than any opponent he can possibly face in the ring.
‘Knuckle City’ will hit on Friday, 28 February 2020.
Watcht the trailer below to get started: