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E Lollipop [Import]

Ken Gampu , Patrick Mynhardt , Ashley Lazarus    NR (Not Rated)   DVD

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e'Lollipop is the extraordinary tale of two inseparable South African children - Tsepo (Muntu Ndebele) and his orphaned friend Jannie (Norman Knox). They meet when Jannie's parents die tragically in a car crash in the Lesotho mountains. Jannie is sent to a missionary station in Tsepo's village where they become best friends. Together with their dog Sugarball, life is full of childhood fun and antics until tragedy strikes again: Jannie, aged 13, is seriously injured when one of their games goes horribly wrong. Tsepo and his community pull together so that Jannie can receive emergency medical treatment. A daunting challenge lies ahead - and at what cost will Jannie survive?

Tsepo and Jannie's inspirational story unfolds against the breathtaking backdrops of a dramatic African landscape and New York City in the mid-1970s. e'Lollipop is a life-changing story that reminds us of the true value of friendship, family, community and sacrifice - despite color or creed. e'Lollipop is a true South African classic of international stature that transcended the Apartheid boundaries of its day.

First released in 1976, this extraordinary motion picture story of two South African children and their dog, Sugarball, touched the hearts of audiences around the world. Despite the fear, hatred and brutality that plagued South Africa in the mid-1970's, e'Lollipop told a story of friendship and commitment that transcended racial boundaries. After nearly being banned in South Africa under Apartheid, it went on to become a cult classic. Shot in Southern Africa, Lesotho and New York, e'Lollipop was seen in over 40 countries and starred local and international talent including the late Ken Gampu, Oscar and Golden Globe Award Winner José Ferrer, and Golden Globe Nominee Karen Valentine.


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Amazon.com: 3.9 out of 5 stars  8 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Childhood Revisited Feb. 16 2011
By pjmoc - Published on Amazon.com
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For years my little brother and I tried to recall the details of a film that no one else seemed to remember. We both agreed the movie had a profound effect on us, but couldn't remember why. I stumbled across it on Amazon and ordered it immediately. It was a fairly unknown movie even when it was released in the 60's, so I was not expecting it to have been "digitally remastered." It was also coming from an import company, so I didn't expect too much by way of quality. I really just wanted to know the story, again. I was not disappointed. The movie was straight off an old VHS tape recorded to disc. I loved every minute of it. I am so glad I bought this movie; it was like discovering an old childhood toy - worn and a little frayed, but loved just the same.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heirloom movie, that should be passed on through the generations alongside the Sound of Music etc. Dec 7 2013
By Jonathan Hosseini - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
We watched this movie over and over as kids in Botswana. The story captures a purity of life that we had as children in Botswana... it has a feel good magical therapeutic effect that has endured over decades. It was obscured from the world stage as a movie because it emerged during the darkest years of Apartheid in South Africa even as it dared, in a way unlike any movie I know made at that time in South Africa, to address the racial divisions of both Apartheid South Africa, colonial Africa, and even touches on contradictions often found within religion between the message of God and deep rooted racist traditions. Must see movie. A movie that should be on your shelf next to the Sound of Music and passed on from generation to generation. Great for children, and adults of all ages.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this movie when it came out on HBO years and years ago March 14 2014
By michaelretten - Published on Amazon.com
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See above. I chose this movie because I had seen it over 30 years ago. I tried to order it under the name it had on HBO and you said there was one copy left and was over one hundred dollars. Don't know why. Through Netflix, I knew it was under a different name, so I bought it.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality April 23 2009
By Tommy V - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Excited to see that this has been released in the US.. but disappointed by the quality. Looks like a VHS transfer. Do yourself a favor and buy a Multi-system DVd player and order the PAL version.
5.0 out of 5 stars The True Story is Behind the Scenes Aug. 26 2014
By Nolan - Published on Amazon.com
I like the overlaying theme of "No greater love hath man than he who layeth down his life for his friends." This is the type of love story, in my opinion, that more children should be a part of, and more people ought to find inspiration by the way Tsepo (Muntu Ndebele) in real life was inspired by the part that he played. In his adult life as a result of Apartheid, he and Norman Knox were separated and unable to continue their friendship, but the seeds of this film, nevertheless tied them together still. The friendship of the real stars Ndebele and Knox helped these two child actors face the realities of life by means of reflections of this film. I wonder, how many of us have a story to tell that encourages us in times that challenge us and our relationships? That's the behind the scenes moral of this story that is not told in the film, but the film is presented in such a way that what transpired behind the scenes and after its production does not need to be told except in the lives that it reached. Excellent film!

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