The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
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Kalahari bushman Xi (played by genuine bushman N!xau) is as surprised as the rest of his tibe when a Coke bottle, thrown from a passing plane, lands in the middle of their village. This "gift from the gods" proves to be a mixed blessing when the tribesmen fight over it and eventually use it for a weapon. To keep peace in the village, Xi is assigned to take the bottle to "the end of the earth" (actually a lush valley) and throw it back to the gods. Meanwhile, back in urbanized South Africa, Kate
Jan 1, 1980 Wide
Jun 1, 2004
20th Century Fox Film Corporat
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The comedy has a Keystone Cops feel and the film is also occasionally touching. These kinds of silly movies just aren't made anymore and that's too bad.
A funny comedy, done is slapstick style, about a single but origianl idea of how a bottle of Coke changes the entire lifestle of a tribe.
Sleeper that became a huge hit; all about the discovery of a soft drink container by a bushman. Funny, fascinating.
There's an earnest sincerity to the messages offered within, plus the presentation is colorful and exotic and quite funny throughout.
It's not hard to understand why the film was such a worldwide sensation...
Whimsical mix of African folk tale and slapstick comedy
There's Uys' penchant for very broad Jerry Lewis-like slapstick, and your enjoyment of that depends entirely on your penchant for said slapstick.
You'd have to be crazy not to be charmed by this movie - grab a coke and a smile.
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