The Forgotten Kingdom
The Forgotten Kingdom (2013)

Atang Mokoenya (Zenzo Ngqobe) leaves Johannesburg to bury his estranged father in Lesotho, and reconnects with his roots after falling for Dineo (Nozipho Nkelemba), a childhood friend-turned-schoolteacher.

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
DVD Release Date: October 27, 2014
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David Clack
Time Out

The message here is one that any city-dwelling migrant can relate to.

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Vanessa Martinez
Shadow and Act

Most significantly, Kingdom's heartfelt performances and director Mudge's competent direction will keep you engaged through the duration.

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Leslie Felperin

Some may find the end result a trifle predictable and too audience-pleasing in its final uplift, but for others that will be its unique selling point.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Adults might find this overly sentimental... though it's ideal viewing for kids -- informative, visually impressive, and generous in its worldview.

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Trevor Johnston
Radio Times

The resolution proves heartfelt and touching, and if the script sometimes waxes too mystical for its own good, the film's ultimately so genuine it's hard to resist.

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Jay Boller
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Director Andrew Mudge's expansive film combines death, romance, poverty, mysticism, philosophy and friendship while holding steadfast to its realism; it sticks with you.

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Sophie Monks Kaufman
Little White Lies

Were it not for the novel USP of its setting, The Forgotten Kingdom would be classifiable as entirely unoriginal.

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