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20th July 2012


Sihle Dlamini, Jayashree Basavaraj, James Ngcobo, Vusi Kunene, Brenda Ngxoli



Dr. Avie Luthra

Director of Photography

Willie Nel

Production Designer

Chantel Carter


How could a recently orphaned, 10-year old homeless South African boy ever be called Lucky? Over the grave of his dead mother, Lucky makes a promise to make something of himself. Leaving the security of his remote Zulu village for the big city with the hope of going to school, he arrives on the doorstep of an uncle who has no use for him. Lucky soon befriends a rather lonely and independent elderly Indian woman, and so their journey begins.

Together, unable to speak each other’s language, they develop an unlikely bond. Through an odyssey marked by greed, ubuntu and ultimately, belonging, LUCKY shows how a child’s spirit can bring out decency, humility and even love in adults struggling to survive in the new South Africa.


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