8 Things You Need to Know about Knuckle City

27 February 2020
Eight fast facts about the local film.

Knuckle City is ready to hit your screens! It lands in cinemas tomorrow, 28 February, and is not to be missed. Lucky winners of this month’s M-Net Movies Night Out get to watch the movie at the exclusive screening before its nationwide release. Whether you’re watching today or tomorrow, we just know you’re itching to know a little about this movie. Check out a few fast need-to-know facts below.

The movie is set in Mdantsane, the hometown of Knuckle City’s writer and director Jahmil X.T. Qubeka.

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This is Qubeka’s fourth feature film as director. His first three are A Small Town Called Descent, Of Good Report, and Sew the Winter to My Skin.

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Mdantsane is known as the boxing mecca of South Africa, having produced champions such as Welcome Ncita and Luxolo Galada.

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Knuckle City premiered at the Durban International Film Festival last year, where it was also the opening movie for that year.

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Bongile Mantsai, who plays Dudu, won Best Actor at the festival’s awards ceremony.

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The movie was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, in the Contemporary World Cinema section.

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It was submitted as South Africa’s official selection for this year’s Academy Awards, in the Best International Feature Film category.

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It boasts a stunning all-South African cast. Read about them here.

Knuckle City is in cinemas nationwide from 28 February. Watch the trailer here.
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