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Sunday, August 15, 2021


(Right: Durban-based Jailoshini Naidoo)

Following its local and international festival tour, Mr Johnson, the latest film from the Azania Productions stable (Broken Promises 4-Ever, Blessers) will premiere on DSTV BoxOffice next month.

The film follows the adventures of David Johnson who wakes from a 47-year coma at the age of 73. He has a hard time dealing with his aged body and the fact that he has missed out on more than half his life. As he slowly steps into a strange new world, his youthful exuberance is undimmed and, with a little prodding, he tackles life, and love, with the energy of his 26-year old self.

Mr Johnson stars Paul Slabolepszy (Apprenticeship of a Mahatma, Saturday Night at the Palace) and Jana Cilliers (Die Boekklub, Die Leeftyd van Orgidee), Graham Hopkins (Eye in the Sky), Carla Classen (Stroomop) with Marinus Gubitz (Onortodoks), Mila Guy (Wonderlus),Frank Rautenbach (The Bang Bang Club), Sisanda Henna (Griekwastad), Jailoshini Naidoo (Keeping Up with the Kandasamys), Drikus Volschenk (Dis Ek, Anna), Antony Coleman (Blood Diamond), Heike Brunner (Knysna) and Clayton Boyd (The Entity).

The film was made with support of the Department of Trade and Industry, National Film and Video Foundation and Indigenous Film Distribution.

Mr Johnson is distributed by Indigenous Film Distribution.

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