DVD: Material

By admin
29 June 2012

Rating: 3/5

2012. 94 min.

13PG.

Comedy drama.

Set in the Muslim community of Fordsburg, Joburg, this is about Cassif (RIAAD MOOSA) who works in his conservative father’s fabric shop by day while secretly pursuing his real passion, stand-up comedy, by night.

The clash between their traditional and modern attitudes is dramatically portrayed by a strong cast but Material isn’t as good as director Craig Freimond’s previous film, Jozi (2010).

The editing and script are patchy in places; the orchestral soundtrack grates and the ending is too sentimental. The humour, much of it provided by Joey Rasdien as Cassif’s best pal, makes it worth seeing though.

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