White Wedding (film)

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White Wedding
Directed by Jann Turner
Produced by Jann Turner
Kenneth Nkosi
Ken Follet
Rapulana Seiphemo
Written by Jann Turner
Kenneth Nkosi
Rapulana Seiphemo
Starring Kenneth Nkosi
Rapulana Seiphemo
Zandile Msutwana
Jodie Whittaker
Distributed by Ster Kinekor
Release dates 29 April 2009 (2009-04-29) (South Africa)
Running time 93
Language Afrikaans
English
Setswana
isiXhosa
isiZulu

White Wedding is a South African romantic comedy. It tells the story of a road trip adventure embarked by a groom and his best friend as they race across South Africa to attend a wedding. This film was South Africa's official submission to the 82nd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. White Wedding was released in the U.S. on 3 September 2010 by Dada Films and The Little Film Company.

Plot[edit]

Elvis (Kenneth Nkosi) leaves Johannesburg Park Station for Durban where his best friend, Tumi (Rapulana Seiphemo) will drive them to Cape Town to attend his wedding to Ayanda (Zandile Msutwana). As fate has it, nothing goes according to plan as the two friends trek across the country, meeting eccentric characters along the way and all at Ayanda's expense who awaits nervously in Cape Town.

Cast[edit]

  • Kenneth Nkosi as Elvis
  • Rapulana Seiphemo as Tumi
  • Zandile Msutwana as Ayanda
  • Jodie Whittaker as Rose
  • Mbulelo Grootboom as Tony
  • Lulu Nxozi as Zuki

Reception[edit]

The film was both a moderate critical and commercial success in South Africa and it received mixed reviews internationally. Picktainment.com said, "What White Wedding lacks in exposition, it gains in its honest portrayal of a country still lacerated by racial differences."[1] It grossed R1.1 million in the box office in its first week of opening and had accumulted R4.2 million in a seven-week run.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "White Wedding is Worth Celebrating". Picktainment. 2010-09-07. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 

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