For South Africans there are some familiar faces among the cast, not least of all Zenzo Ngqobe (Tsotsi) and Jerry Mofokeng (), who give convincing performances albeit not dissimilar from their previous roles as disaffected youth and lobola-obsessed father respectively.
Atang Mokoyena, or Joseph as he calls himself in South Africa, lives in , often thought of as the most dangerous part of Johannesburg. With unmistakable echoes of Tsotsi, Joseph, played by Zenzo Ngqobe, is a man of no honest means, strutting around the streets with his gang of hoodlums, helping himself to cigarettes, women and booze – to the tune of angry kwaito music, against the all too familiar city scape of downtown Jo’burg cue the Telkom Tower.
The film revolves around Atang (Zenzo Ngqobe), a young man living in the slums of Johannesburg with no real sense of direction. Upon discovering that his estranged father has died, Atang reluctantly agrees to fulfill his father’s wishes of being buried in his childhood village of Lesotho. Though welcomed back to the village with open arms, Atang views the villagers and their customs as backwards, especially compared to his life in the bustling city. It also does not help that the villagers praise his father as a good man, a view that is starkly different than the version of the man Atang grew up with.