Movies

Even the most absurd elements of the film are real: 'Knuckle City' director

Filmmaker Jahmil XT Qubeka's latest is a boxer/gangster film set in the Eastern Cape, which ponders the meaning of manhood. We find out more

21 July 2019 - 00:08 By and tymon smith

Jahmil XT Qubeka's latest film, Knuckle City, a boxing story set in the Eastern Cape Township of Mdantsane, opened this year's Durban International Film Festival.

Starring Bongile Mantsai, Thembekile Komani, Faniswa Yisa, Patrick Ndlovu and the late Nomhle Nkonyeni, it's a Scorsese-inspired tale of the fight for escape, fame and family set against the backdrop of one of SA's most fertile grounds for the creation of pugilist heroes...

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