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Otelo Burning

Directed by Sara Blecher
South Africa, 2011


Three friends discover surfing as an escape from the violence of late-apartheid South Africa.

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Otelo Burning Directed by Sara Blecher

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  • mpho3's rating of the film Otelo Burning

    Surprisingly good performances, but the nuances provided by the time, place, and surfing are obscured by familiar and formulaic storytelling. *SPOILER* Other than the father, Otelo's (and everyone else's) reaction to Ntwe's demise was really muted.*END* The surfing scenes could have been a little more dynamic, but perhaps that was due to budget issues. Apparently based on a true story. Worth watching. 3.5 stars

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