This film covers the final years of the famous young South African freedom fighter Solomon Mahlangu, before he was executed by the apartheid regime.
It struggles to trascend the conventions of biopics, and often comes off as pushing too much material through in too short a running time. However, it still contains many moments of extraordinary power and visual grace.
In particular, Thabo Rametsi (starring as Solomon Mahlangu) is brilliant. He embodies Mahlangu and creates a spirit of something new as well.
One of the film's best choices was holding on his tear-streaked face in close-up as he delivered his final words straight to the camera (and the audience) with his fist raised in a power salute. I wish the…