"Spirited performances and dialogue make this a smart story about life - but not politics - in modern day South Africa" – Film 4
BUNNY CHOW follows the often ridiculous weekend journey of four dysfunctional stand-up comedians, who embark on a road-trip to Oppikoppi, South Africa’s biggest annual rock festival.
Dave (David Kibuuka) is a ‘dishwasher’ who has set his mind on becoming a successful stand-up comedian despite his absolute lack of success on stage and the sensible advice from his neighbour, who urges him to focus on a more stable occupation like accountancy. Dave, however, is determined to succeed. Kags (Kagiso Lediga), a more established comedian, is to some extent a mentor to Dave. With delusions of grandeur and a relentless womanising streak, he subjects his insecure girlfriend, the beautiful Kim (Kim Engelbrecht) to feelings of doubt and un-fulfilment in their relationship. She needs something more serious but he is far from ready to fully commit. Joey (Yusuf Rasdien) is a comedian and a Muslim, whose devotion to his faith is questionable. He finds himself torn between temptations offered by his chosen vocation as an entertainer and servitude to his religion. His disgruntled and jealous girlfriend Angela (Angela Chow) does not make his life any easier. These three friends are joined by Cope (Jason Cope), a weird and wandering acquaintance who epitomises aimlessness, and they slip out of the city for a journey to a big rock festival in the wilds where they hope to dazzle crowds with their comedy, and engage in unparalleled decadence away from their collective realities. While the boys are away, Kim discovers something that could possibly change her life and serve as a catalyst in bringing her and Kags closer together. She cannot contain herself so she ventures to the festival to confront Kags with the news. Meanwhile at the festival, amid constant mockery from his comrades, Dave finds a potential love interest and an opportunity to finally find his voice on stage.
Country: South Africa
Filmmakers: John Barker
Runtime: 92 mins