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The Storekeeper (1998)

An elderly man owns a small, isolated general store, somewhere in rural South Africa. After suffering a series of burglaries, which culminate in the murder of a night-watchman, the ... See full summary »

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Gavin Hood

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Gavin Hood
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Winston Ntshona ... The Storekeeper
Vusi Kunene Vusi Kunene ... The Thief
Jerry Mofokeng Jerry Mofokeng ... Nightwatchman
Jeremiah Ndlovu Jeremiah Ndlovu ... Postman
Keketso Semoko Keketso Semoko ... Mother
Arthur Molepo Arthur Molepo ... Policeman
Ayanda Ncube Ayanda Ncube ... Younger Girl
Amanda Dakada Amanda Dakada ... Older Girl
Sam Mofokeng Sam Mofokeng ... Gundealer
Stuart Wentzel Stuart Wentzel ... Gundealer
Tsholofelo Matseke Tsholofelo Matseke ... Bride
Gift Leotlela Gift Leotlela ... Groom
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An elderly man owns a small, isolated general store, somewhere in rural South Africa. After suffering a series of burglaries, which culminate in the murder of a night-watchman, the Storekeeper finally takes the law into his own hands - with tragic consequences. Written by Gavin Hood <gavinhood@compuserve.com>

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Country:

South Africa

Release Date:

6 March 1998 (South Africa) See more »

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Gavin Hood's short film, "The Storekeeper", is featured as a special feature on the DVD edition of Tsotsi (2005) which was released in 2005. See more »

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a simple, powerful short with an anti-violence message
21 November 1999 | by shaun jSee all my reviews

The Storekeeper is a highly underrated short from South Africa that I was lucky enough to catch at the NZ film festival this year. Superbly and simply directed without dialogue, it is a powerful and intense anti-violence statement and a minor masterpiece. Catch it if you can.


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