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Knuckle City

About the film

Opening in 1994, Knuckle City shifts between the childhood and adult lives of the legendary boxing champion turned gangster Art Nyakama. Cut to 2019 and his two sons have grown up to follow closely in the footsteps of their father. Dudu Nyakama has become a womanizing professional boxer and Duke Nyakama is now a career criminal, chasing money and thrills at every turn. But Dudu is about to age out before he’s had his chance at fame, and the fight promoters have a lot more faith in the young talent coming up behind him than they do in his comeback chances. With Duke set to be released after a three-year stint in prison, Dudu enlists the help of his brother’s criminal connections to try to get himself one last shot – but both end up with a much bigger fight than they bargained for.

Won 6 awards in the feature film category: Best Achievement in Directing, Best Achievement in Editing, Best Achievement in Production Design, Best Achievement in Make-Up and Hairstyling, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor at the 2020 South African Film and Television Awards

Jahmil X.T. Qubeka


Layla Swart


Zolisa Xaluva, Angela Sithole, Sivuyile Ngesi


Bonus Content

Not to be missed! Capetonian writer-producer Kaye Ann Williams interviews the extremely talented team behind ‘Knuckle City’. World renowned director Jahmil X.T. Qubeka (producer-director) and Layla Swart (producer-editor).

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