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Beat the Drum (2003)

Not Rated
114 min | Drama

Young Musa is orphaned after a mysterious illness strikes his village in KwaZulu Natal. To help his grandmother, Musa sets out for Johannesburg with his father's last gift, a tribal drum, in search of work and his uncle. The journey ...See moreYoung Musa is orphaned after a mysterious illness strikes his village in KwaZulu Natal. To help his grandmother, Musa sets out for Johannesburg with his father's last gift, a tribal drum, in search of work and his uncle. The journey confronts him with the stark realities of urban life, but his indomitable spirit never wavers; he returns with a truth and understanding his elders have failed to grasp. Written by Zoe Elton See less
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David McBrayer (as W. David McBrayer)
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Oct 10, 2003 (United States)

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36 cast members
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Owen Sejake
Nobe Lebese Nobe Lebese   See fewer
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Mary Twala
Ntombi Ntombi   See fewer
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Clive Scott
Pieter Botha Pieter Botha   See fewer
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Noluthando Maleka
Letti (as Nolatandu Maleke) Letti (as Nolatandu Maleke)   See fewer
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Adelaide Shabalala
Village Sangoma Village Sangoma   See fewer
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Bhekhimusi Mkize
Stick Fighting Kid #1 Stick Fighting Kid #1   See fewer
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Thulani Xolo
Stick Fighting Kid #2 Stick Fighting Kid #2   See fewer
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Glen Gabela
Teacher Teacher   See fewer
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Dineo Nchabeleng
Thandi (as Dinco Nchebeleng) Thandi (as Dinco Nchebeleng)   See fewer
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Jeremiah Ndlovu
Village Elder Village Elder   See fewer
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Elliot Makhubo
Village Man Village Man   See fewer
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Lindelani Buthelezi
Truckstop Owner Truckstop Owner   See fewer
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Pumi Mkhwanazi
Prostitute (as Pumi Mkuwanazi) Prostitute (as Pumi Mkuwanazi)   See fewer
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Maurice Carpede
Tumisho Tumisho   See fewer
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Tom Fairfoot
Stefan Botha Stefan Botha   See fewer
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Fats Bookholane
Muthi Seller Muthi Seller   See fewer
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Cindi Mabikwa
Nobe's Daughter #1 Nobe's Daughter #1   See fewer
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Khumo Masego
Nobe's Daughter #2 Nobe's Daughter #2   See fewer
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Dini Nondumo
Tyro (as Dino Nondumo) Tyro (as Dino Nondumo)   See fewer
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Morena Sefatsa
Younger Boy Younger Boy   See fewer
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Muso Sefatsa
Street Boy #1 Street Boy #1   See fewer
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Shimane Lekomu
Street Boy #2 Street Boy #2   See fewer
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Salamina Mosese
Street Girl #1 (as Salamina Mphelo) Street Girl #1 (as Salamina Mphelo)   See fewer
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Moshoeshoe Chabeli
Pastor Gophe Pastor Gophe   See fewer
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Tinah Mnumzana
Healthworker Healthworker   See fewer
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Tembsie Times
Township Sangoma (as Themsi Times) Township Sangoma (as Themsi Times)   See fewer
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Nthati Moshesh
Frances Frances   See fewer
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Judy Phillips
Woman Tourist Woman Tourist   See fewer
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Catharine Cooke
Dr. Troubh (as Catherine Cooke) Dr. Troubh (as Catherine Cooke)   See fewer
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Yule Masiteng
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7.1 / 10 | 673 votes