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Chikin Biznis Movie Review Summary

Actors: Fats Bookholone, Connie Chiume, Clementine Mosimane, Sello Motloung

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Jolly, middle-aged Sipho (Bookholone) quits his job as an errand boy for the Johannesburg Stock Exchange after 15 years and goes into business for himself selling chickens in the open market. His wife is a dressmaker, but he also has a young mistress whose husband is in prison. Much of the humor in this 1998 South African film derives from Sipho's arguing and jockeying with other market sellers, especially a jealous rival. Eventually his wife discovers the affair and throws Sipho out, and his girlfriend's husband gets out of stir and poses even bigger trouble. This is a slight, not very memorable movie that gives a fair picture of lower class life in black South Africa.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   American Black    -   Africans in Africa Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of lower class Poverty story?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black american

Setting

Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Black Africa

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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