A Coke bottle falls out of an airplane and lands in the middle of a primitive South African tribe, causing chaos when it introduces ideas of jealousy and ownership into their lives. Using classic slapstick comedy that recalls the work of Charlie Chaplin (the narration of the bushman's journey recalls Chaplin's own narration in THE GOLD RUSH), this charming comedy takes its simple premise and turns into comedy gold.
Aside from the fact that this farce deals in the most brazen of stereotypes, it has bags of charm in its simple comic premise. The bushmen community of the Kalahari desert are central to this appeal, with N!xau superb as Xixo, the family patriarch who sees evil represented in the coke bottle that drops from the sky. This anti-consumerist bent to the film is further developed by Xixo's gesture at the movie's close.
It's another movie that made us laugh *at*, not with, the people, on the jokes that were highly laden with racism and stereotypical issues.
"you could say anything, but it's still fun to watch." NO. Bullshit with childhood nostalgia, I would be so PC, so pretentious, as long as I don't go to that level as a grownup with better knowledge.
siempre que la veo me rio todo el rato, eso que es un humor bastante básico, al estilo del chavo del ocho, pero en este caso se le suma una interesante trama, donde si uno se pone en el lugar de los personajes disfruta de cada momento de esta película clasica...