Tuesday, July 08, 2003

imageThe Gods Must Be Crazy star N!Xau has died of natural causes while collecting wood in the Namibian countryside. N!xau, 59, gained international acclaim for his performance in the 1980 film and the 1989 sequel - but decided to return to life as an African herdsman. "Apparently he went out to find wood on Tuesday and never returned. His family went out looking for him and he was found dead in a field. He went to America, to Paris, to Japan. He was a world star, but he came back and he want back to his old roots." The Gods Must Be Crazy was a comedy hit worldwide and made an unlikely star of N!xau, who appeared in a number of kung-fu flicks in Hong Kong.

For those of you who have never seen the gods must be crazy all I can say is ai ai ai ai ai !!! By all means see it...! In short.......Social harmony in a remote Bushman (San) clan is disrupted by a Coke bottle which falls out of the sky, discarded by a passing pilot. For Xi's clan, the Coke bottle is firstly, "one of the strangest and most beautiful things they have seen". Second, it becomes "a real labor saving device"; third, they learn that it can make music. Finally it is recognized as "the evil thing" which has brought dissension and competition between individuals within the clan. For the source of the conflict to be removed, the bottle must be returned to the Gods.


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