FILM TITLE: VASELINETJIE
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 13 L P V
DISTRIBUTOR: STER KINEKOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT
DIRECTOR:
MAIN CAST:
LANGUAGE: MODERATE, FREQUENT
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: LOW TO MILD, FAIRLY FREQUENT
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: MODERATE, FAIRLY INFREQUENT
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: THIS DRAMA WITH SOMBRE AND EMOTIONAL UNDERTONES HAS THE OVERARCHING THEME O GROWING UP IN AN ORPHANAGE WHILST BEING CONFUSED ABOUT ONES RACIAL PROFILE. THEMES ARE COMPLEX AND MATURE AND DEAL WITH ISSUES RELATING TO BEING AN ORPHAN, BEING OSTRACISED, ABANDONED, BULLYING, LONELINESS AND ATTEMPTING SUICIDE AS WELL AS FORMING BONDS WITH NURTURING AND SUPPORTIVE FRIENDS AS WELL AS LOVING RELATIONS AND THEN REJECTION. THEMES RE REALISTICALLY HANDLED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF BEING ORPHANED IN POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA. OTHER THEMES EXPLORED INCLUDE COMING TO TERMS WITH THE SELF, AND ACCEPTING THE SELF. THE SOMBRE AND DRAMATIC TONE OF THE FILM COULD BE DISTRESSING, UPSETTING OR CONFUSING TO VIEWERS UNDER THE AGE OF 13 YEARS.