The Gods Must Be Crazy(Movie, 1980)

| 1h 49min | Genres: Action, Comedy
The Gods Must Be CrazyRating: 3.6/5 (with 320 votes)
The Gods Must Be Crazy is a 1980 comedy film written, produced, edited and directed by Jamie Uys. An international co-production of South Africa and Botswana, it is the first film in The Gods Must Be Crazy series. Set in Southern Africa, the film stars Namibian San farmer Nǃxau ǂToma as Xi, a hunter-gatherer of the Kalahari Desert whose tribe discovers a glass bottle dropped from an airplane, and believe it to be a gift from their gods. When Xi sets out to return the bottle to the gods, his journey becomes intertwined with that of a biologist (played by Marius Weyers), a newly hired village school teacher (Sandra Prinsloo), and a band of guerrilla terrorists. The Gods Must Be Crazy was released by Ster-Kinekor in South Africa, where it broke box-office records, becoming the most financially successful release in the history of South Africa's film industry. The film was a commercial and critical success in other countries, inc... ()
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About The Gods Must Be Crazy

A Coca-Cola bottle dropped from an airplane raises havoc among a normally peaceful tribe of African bushmen who believe it to be a utensil of the gods.

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Additional Information

Production countries: Botswana, South Africa
Shot in: South Africa
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: Afrikaans (AF), English (EN)
Translated into 25 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Lithuanian (LT), Norwegian Bokmål (NB), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Vietnamese (VI), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 07/13/1984 (World premiere: 09/10/1980)
Narrator: Paddy O'Byrne
Director: Jamie Uys
Producer: Jamie Uys
Screenwriter: Jamie Uys
Film Editor: Jamie Uys
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Боговете сигурно са полудели"
"Os Deuses Devem Estar Loucos"
"众神也疯狂 (上)"
"Die Götter müssen verrückt sein"
"Los dioses deben estar locos"
"Os Deuses Devem Estar Loucos"
"Боги, наверное, сошли с ума"
"Los dioses Deben Estar Locos"
Budget: 5,000,000 USD
Revenue: 60,000,000 USD (= 1,200%)

5 movies in the The Gods Must Be Crazy Collection

1980 The Gods Must Be Crazy
1991 Crazy Safari ("非洲和尚")
1993 Crazy Hong Kong ("香港也瘋狂")
1994 The Gods Must Be Funny in China ("非洲超人")

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