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3h 20min
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Synopsis:
The Gods Must Be Crazy
For five thousand years, things have pretty much stayed the same for Xi and his fellow Bushmen. Then one day, an empty Coke bottle drops magically from the sky, and life goes topsy turvy in the face of this generous 'gift of the Gods'. An international sensation, The Gods Must Be Crazy is one of the most original and thought provoking comedies ever. Starring a real-life Bushman N!xau, it's a movie that looks at us from the other side - and shows us just how crazy we are!

The Gods Must Be Crazy II
This delightful sequel to the hilarious hit comedy is a piece of divinity inspired lunacy! Xii again collides with the so-called civilized world when he embarks on a search for his children, who are accidental stowaways on a poacher's truck. He soon crosses their path with two very odd couples lost in the desert. Xixo, perplexed by their strange antics, nevertheless finds himself drawn into a crazy adventure with people who know how to make magic machines...but constantly need to be saved from the wilderness.
Actors:
, , N!xau, Louw Verwey, Michael Thys, Nic De Jager, , , , , , ,
Directors:
Studio:
Columbia Tristar
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Comedy
Countries:
Botswana, Action & Adventure, Comedy
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/09/2004
Run Time:
200 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian
Subtitles:
Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Journey to Nyae Nyae Featurette
  • Baraka School Photo Gallery
  • Weblink to the Kalahari People's Fund
  • Buster Reynolds remembers Jamie Uys Featurette
Disc 1:
This disc includes The Gods Must Be Crazy I.
For five thousand years, things have pretty much stayed the same for Xi and his fellow Bushmen. Then one day, an empty Coke bottle drops magically from the sky, and life goes topsy turvy in the face of this generous 'gift of the Gods'. An international sensation, The Gods Must Be Crazy is one of the most original and thought provoking comedies ever. Starring a real-life Bushman N!xau, it's a movie that looks at us from the other side - and shows us just how crazy we are!
Disc 2:
This disc includes The Gods Must Be Crazy II.
This delightful sequel to the hilarious hit comedy is a piece of divinity inspired lunacy! Xii again collides with the so-called civilized world when he embarks on a search for his children, who are accidental stowaways on a poacher's truck. He soon crosses their path with two very odd couples lost in the desert. Xixo, perplexed by their strange antics, nevertheless finds himself drawn into a crazy adventure with people who know how to make magic machines...but constantly need to be saved from the wilderness.

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Reviews (5) of The Gods Must Be Crazy

Dated but worthwhile madcap humour - The Gods Must Be Crazy review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
12/11/2008

This screwball comedy shows us the innocent side of Africa from a 1980s mindset.

The film is shot in a fast and fun way, with a variety of film styles helping to keep the viewer engrossed in a wildly amusing story.

Also shows a great range of Botswanan scenery - one to watch for a little light relief.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Great fun - The Gods Must Be Crazy review by RC

Spoiler Alert
22/06/2018

From the mock cheesy travelogue voice over at the beginning to it all turning out alright in the end this is a gem of a comedy.

It also manages to be a satirical commentary on many aspects of our western world and a glimpse of bushman life and Southern Africa scenery (but you might want to fact check the gem about rhinos and fire before repeating it as gospel!)

Although made in 1980, S.Africa then was probably equivalent to the UK in the mid 60s or earlier in terms of social attitudes - so don't be put off by what today looks very unsophisticated and unPC comedy - accept it for what it is and laugh out loud with it.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Ancient but querky - The Gods Must Be Crazy review by JD

Spoiler Alert
05/09/2011

On the DVD it states 1980 for part 1, it feels older. It draws freely from contrasting genres. Natural history narration leads to satirical comedy back to slap stick with moments of pathos. Loved every minute especially the bonus features. Too non-PC to have been made within the last 10 years.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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