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Movie Review

'Knuckle City' takes a jab at toxic masculinity

Boxing flick set in the Eastern Cape is punchy, smart and engaging as it tackles universal issues

08 March 2020 - 00:01 By and tymon smith

With his fourth feature, director Jahmil XT Qubeka continues to prove that he's the most cinematically innovative and envelope-pushing of present-day South African filmmakers. After the poetic period drama Sew the Winter to my Skin, Qubeka's latest film, Knuckle City, is very much a present-day, gritty examination of the legacy of toxic masculinities in the cutthroat environment of the Eastern Cape's legendary boxing world of Mdantsane...

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