The Gods Must Be Crazy

The Gods Must Be Crazy

  • Director: Jamie Uys
  • Countries of origin: South Africa, Botswana
  • Language: English, Afrikaans, Ungwatsi
  • Release date: October 26, 1984
  • Sound mix: Mono
  • Aspect ratio: 2.39 : 1
  • Also known as: Die Götter müssen verrückt sein
  • "The Gods Must Be Crazy" is a movie directed by Jamie Youis and starring MariusWeyers , Sandra Prinsloo , N!xau , Louw Verwey and Michael Thys. Released in 1980 (the first part). 


    • Release date October 26, 1984
    • Filming locations Johannesburg, South Africa
    • Production companies C.A.T. Films, Mimosa Films

    Box office


    $5,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


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    • By Kimberly 2022-04-23 07:02:34

      god is a good girl

      1. A very famous film, one day I suddenly became interested to watch it. The quality of the video in 1980 was added with the dubbing of the narration. At first, I thought that I would watch science and education films such as "Animal World".

      2. If one day they heard the roar of planes flying by in the sky, The Bushmen would think it was God burping too much.

      Unexpectedly, a Coke bottle that fell from the plane became an "oracle".

      They had never seen something so...

    • By Clarissa 2022-04-23 07:02:34

      Rings everywhere except the car bell

      Adventures of the African Continent. Funny, environmental protection, armed combat, love, low carbon.

      There are three flowers on each table.

      The indigenous African Bushes, who are out of touch with modern civilization, are still living in primitive society. The tribesman Xisuo picked up a Coca-Cola bottle. The Bushes thought the bottle was too good. There was friction in order to snatch the bottle to use. Xisuo decided to put this ominous thing. Throw to the end of the...

    • By Shannon 2022-04-23 07:02:34

      Three Views

      The plot is very funny, I won't say it, everyone can see it for themselves.
      What I felt most deeply about the whole film was the difference in world outlook and values. Different people, different living environments, and different lifestyles all determine their different views on the world. The simple Tu people do not understand what modern civilization is like, and we who live in modern civilization have long lost the simplicity and persistence of the original environment.

    • By Delmer 2022-04-22 07:01:32

      god is laughing

      Overall rating: The content is so funny that the quality of the picture can be ignored.

      There are three lines throughout the film:

      The love between the female teacher who came from the city to teach in Africa and the zoologist who was rooted in Africa;

      Scammers trying to stage a coup;

      Indigenous Africans looking for the end of the world in order to throw away the "evil thing" (Coca-Cola bottle).

      Three parallel...

    • By Carmelo 2022-04-22 07:01:32


      The Khoisan group is the least familiar to Americans, and Americans may not even have heard of their names. They used to be distributed over vast areas of southern Africa, and among them were not only a small number of hunter-gatherers called the San, but also a larger number of herders called the Khoi. (The more familiar names Hottentots and Bushmen are now preferred.) The Khoi and San looked (or were) very different from black Africans: their skin was yellowish, their hair Very thick and...

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    • By Bernadette 2022-04-24 07:01:14

      This film is older than me...I don't feel it! But this movie is highly rated, it seems that my taste is getting more and more...

    • By Ford 2022-04-24 07:01:14

      When I was a child, I would laugh wildly when I saw this, but when I got older, many of them were old stalks, and I felt a little too long-winded. The development of civilization is a double-edged sword. When you don't have it, you will be carefree. When you have everything, you will begin to feel inadequate. Greed is really human...

    • By Marco 2022-04-24 07:01:14

      Sure enough, life lies in sports. BUSHMAN has long legs and thin waists, and has a first-class figure. For a society to have pure happiness, either the whole people will be completely prosperous, or the whole people will be completely primitive. We are trying so hard to find happiness, but in fact, we have been singing innocent elegy without knowing...

    • By Doris 2022-04-24 07:01:14

      The score is high, probably in the 1980s and 1990s, it was very happy, and the film is really good, even now it is not bad~~~ In addition to being funny, it also clearly reflects the author's intention. A civilized society makes civilized people Stupid, primitive society makes primitive people look so comfortable and unrestrained. . Criticism means strong. . PS: The children sang songs all the way. . . . . Really pitiful. ....

    • By Mallory 2022-04-24 07:01:14

      Chinese name: Lisu English name: N!xau The real name is believed to be Gcao Coma or Gcau Coma or Gcau. The exclamation mark in the stage name is a symbol of a click consonant in native African languages. Li Su's name N!xau in his acting career is a transliteration of the local aboriginal language. Because there is a sound similar to "click" in this language, the corresponding Roman character cannot be...

    Movie plot

    Although it is only 600 kilometers away from the modern metropolis, people living in the Kalahari region of Africa know nothing about modern things. Kalahari is a place that looks like a desert but is not a desert. There is dry and rainless for 9 months every year. Many animals leave because they can’t adapt to the environment here. But to the Kalahari, this place is as beautiful as heaven. They can dig roots, collect the dew on the...
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    This is a micro comedy, which is still thought-provoking after laughter. There are a thousand Hamlets for a thousand readers, and the same is true for watching movies. Just talk about it. 
    Regarding the bottle, I personally think that the bottle is a key clue in the whole movie, and a key unfolds the whole movie. The Bush tribe where Hisoso is located changed their lives because a bottle fell from the air. The bottle belongs to modern...
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    Movie quotes

    • [first lines]

      Narrator: It looks like a paradise, but it is in fact the most treacherous desert in the world... the Kalahari. After the short rainy season, there are many waterholes, and even rivers. But after a few weeks, the water sinks away into the deep Kalahari sand, the waterholes dry up, and the rivers stop flowing. The grass fades to a beautiful blond colour that offers excellent grazing. But for the next nine months there will be no water to drink, so most of the animals move away, leaving the blond grass uneaten.

    • Narrator: They're very gentle people. They'll never punish a child or even speak harshly to it. So of course the kids are extremely well-behaved, and their games are cute and inventive.

    • Narrator: The one characteristic which really makes the Bushmen different from all the other races on earth is that they have no sense of ownership at all. Where they live, there's really nothing you CAN own: only trees and grass and animals. In fact, these Bushmen have never seen a stone or a rock in their lives. The hardest things they know are wood and bone. They live in a gentle world, where nothing is as hard as rock, steel or concrete.