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I Am Not a Witch

I Am Not a Witch is a movie starring Maggie Mulubwa, Benfors 'Wee Do, and Boyd Banda. Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken...

Other Titles
Eu Não Sou uma Bruxa, Nie jestem czarownicą, Nem vagyok boszorkány, 你才女巫,你全家都女巫, No soy una bruja, I Am Not A Witch
Running Time
1 hours 33 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama
Director
Rungano Nyoni
Writer
Rungano Nyoni
Actors
Maggie Mulubwa, Kalundu Banda, Benfors 'Wee Do, Boyd Banda
Country
Zambia, France, UK, Germany
Year
2017
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp. At the camp she takes part in an initiation ceremony where she is shown the rules surrounding her new life as a witch. Like the other residents, Shula is tied to a ribbon which is attached to a coil that perches on a large truck. She is told that should she ever cut the ribbon, she'll be cursed and transformed into a goat.

Comments about drama «I Am Not a Witch» (25)

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Keith E.

The movie is an interesting psychological drama that explores a mother's soul of how she had a heart of gold. Her love for her family is seen in how she cares for her children and makes them feel as good as she can. For instance, when Jarek and Monika were little, she showed them a love letter to their father. Also, when Jarek was a baby, he would keep her in his life as a constant reminder of their childhood and how much he loved her. Also, the movie shows how the Japanese culture teaches their children, "It's a shame that the United States and China have been able to obtain nuclear weapons. It would be a great pity to forget our former war-time heroes. We should not forget them in the future." However, this time, in the United States, a couple who has a daughter will get married to a man who has a daughter who has autism. This makes Jarek's heart of gold disappear and he feels that the best he can do is go back to the old ways of loving his wife, even though he knows how much she cares for him. Because the doctor he is going to work for needs to have a daughter with a disability, he turns down the offer because he thinks that she is too close to her sister. When she tells him that he can make money, he agrees. After two weeks he has a daughter and is going to have another daughter. She has to be a brother to go with her. This makes him realize that he could have a daughter with autism. When Monika learns of Jarek's attitude, she is mad. She demands to meet him. He is so sick of it, he just doesn't want to meet her. After he sees her, he decides to come see her. He has a complete change of heart and wants to meet her. She agrees, but after he has made a point of going to see her, the incident of her brother's death is still fresh in her mind. She tries to stop him from meeting her, but Jarek makes an incident of bringing her to see her. She tells him that he can come see her and he agrees, but the meeting never happens and Jarek doesn't want to go see Monika. He just cannot come to terms with his life. He is now too strong and refuses to see Monika. She returns to Jarek with a tape and she tells him that she's going to break his heart and leave him. She tells him that she has feelings for him, and he finally realizes that his love for

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Christopher Porter

We have been dragged by millions of white people and be urged by them to hate witches. For the most part they are not very deep and don't seem very human. They exist to reproduce, just like any other creature. And yet they do, in the history of humanity. The last witch on Earth is a student at a college. She is playing the violin and says, "I am not a witch." She is so much a witch, I don't know who it is who said that. There is no connection between the person and her demon, but the beauty of her music and the time and place of her death are very important to her, for she is the one who should go. We know nothing of her, except that she is a student. What we don't know is that she would not return home. She could have been killed on the spot, her parents have gone, her future is now a matter of history and her high school life has ended. But she didn't return, even as a ghost. She walks around the city, she is everywhere. Why, no one knows, and it is probably because we are so absorbed by our own reality. We have no need to be told. We just can see her in her infinite beauty, in the scenes of her music, in her wide-eyed innocence. She has no other meaning in the real world than that of her music, and the one who has seen the film wants us to see her that way too. And we do, but only for a moment. You see her as a set of feelings. If you were to turn your back on her, you would be the only one left. We see her and want her to live forever, but she is not immortal, and she is a demon. The demon is a reflection of the living person. And it is very difficult to kill a demon. The film only succeeds in showing what a demon is to the living human beings. So we don't kill them, we just do, and there is only one way, and it is cruel and unjust. And that is to destroy them. We all have the right to do that. We are an absolute monarchy and we are the arbiters of history and of ethics, we decide how to live and who is a good and who is a bad. And we are too ready to have such a thing. This is what makes us cruel and sadistic, and we don't care. This is what makes us monsters.

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Megan R.

the story starts like a classical folk tale. but when i saw the movie, i felt that i was watching a lot of graphic violence for the sake of graphic violence. it is boring with the actors acting like just by opening the curtains. i mean i don't really care about the fact that some guys kill other guys. if it is a story about a Witch. then the Witch should be wise and with good knowledge of the things. the Witch at that time could see things with her seeing all the fishes in the sea. but she cannot talk with the fishes. and she cannot open the doors of her house to see people or their hearts. even the wise Witches of the world tell us to live the life in peace. but i think the movie to be more violent than this. what ever. but there is the old story that the Witch, the elderly woman see something she have never seen before and it takes her way of life. i liked the idea of the old Witch. also there is the old story about the old Witch. and the old witch told the people to stop drinking and to stop smoking. but this was too different and not fair to the story. and the old Witch drank some wine. and that wine put her to sleep. the story has a feeling that old witches never got too sick. and that if you really hate the witch. you should have no confidence in the world. they just should not exist. the world is based on the beliefs of the people.

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Jane Alexander

I am not a witch, but a group of friends have seen both these movies and they loved them both equally. I agree with this analysis, but I do not agree with that they are equal. Witch Borrowed does not have the same kind of feeling. First of all, the movie itself is a little long. Some of the jokes were a little annoying, and sometimes there are just some things that you don't expect from a movie about witchcraft. However, the movie is very interesting, and I believe the whole thing just depends on the actors and the director. For example, the casting director of Witch Borrowed did a great job, because it's so hard to think of a role for the witches. Also, I really like the atmosphere, because it's dark, and I like the music. I think, because of this, that I am a little biased. All in all, the movie is really interesting and really a little bit boring at some moments, but also it has a great ending. If I had to do something to recommend Witch Borrowed, I would say this: Witch Borrowed is not really a Witch movie. It's about a group of friends, but it's also about a witch, or something like that. I give it 7 out of 10.

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Roy D.

The horror genre is fairly easy to pin down. There's either a PG-13 slasher, a PG-13 horror flick with no sex, or a PG-13 horror flick with some gross-out horror. Enter Sleepaway Camp and Jigsaw. How about a horror-comedy? Well, I actually liked this film quite a lot. I think the first thing that struck me about it was how cute the actors were. The two primary characters are actually pretty funny and I would have liked to have seen more of them. I think that Sleepaway Camp also has a good message to the horror genre. It gives a lot of its message on the impact that ignorance can have on teenagers, especially on a religious level. Sleepaway Camp is a smart film that could have been a great film if it was done better, but I think that Jigsaw got what he wanted. I liked the ending a lot, which is never a bad thing, but I think that the ending could have been better. Still, I think that Sleepaway Camp is a decent film, which I would recommend to anyone. I give Sleepaway Camp a B+.

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Harry

Wishing you all a great weekend, I'm going to write a review for the movie, which I think is great, so please enjoy it. However, if you are a person who is just looking for a really good movie, I would suggest you go to the theater, and see something else. I'm not going to say I'm not a person who likes movies, but I don't watch them at the movies anymore. I think that the majority of the people who say they like the movies, probably didn't see them, but rather they are complaining about the movies, and not their own experiences. So to those of you who think I'm a person who doesn't like movies, don't. It's not the movies that I don't like, it's the fact that I'm not looking for a really good movie. I'm looking for a movie that I can watch, and just enjoy the experience. This is a movie that I think is really good, and I think that anyone who watches it will really enjoy it, because it's a really good movie. It's not really what I would call a masterpiece, but it's really good. I'm not going to say that it's one of the best movies, but it's one of the most entertaining movies that I have seen. It's just a really good movie. So, if you want to watch a movie that you can watch, I suggest you see it, because it's really good. I really hope that you all enjoy it as much as I did. Thank you all for your time, and enjoy the movie, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Zachary J.

I have been a fan of Mr. Taylor since I saw "Brave New World" at a film festival in the mid-90s. It is one of my favorite films, and I never tire of watching it. It has been so long since I have seen "The Ides of March," but I think it would be nice to watch it again. I can imagine that my review might sound weird, but I just wanted to make it clear that I have been a fan of this film for a long time. I am glad that I have not lost my connection to this film, and hope that the film can be seen again, so that I can continue to view it and keep the memory of it in my heart. I hope that the film can be seen again on a wider audience, and I hope that it can be seen again on a larger audience.

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Raymond H.

I Am Not A Witch was really interesting and it's a really nice story about a girl who is a witch and how she gets involved in the occult. This movie was really funny and really made me laugh. It's definitely not a horror movie because there's no scary parts in this movie, and that's why I'm rating it 9 out of 10. The movie really has a good story and it's a good movie.

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Julia G.

This isn't the best movie I have seen in a while. I have seen many that have not been great, but not this one. It had some interesting elements and moments, and it was a few seconds into it that I had my mind set on the ending. It went from the beginning and into the credits. I did not want it to end. So I guess that might have been a good thing for the movie. It has a bit of an anti-climax ending, and it is sad. I would have given this movie a higher rating if I had. Overall, a decent movie for people who liked The Devil Wears Prada, Mandy Lane, and Lady Macbeth. Enjoy.

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Melissa E.

It is a simple story of a girl who is the victim of abuse by her father and is in the process of being expelled from school. A group of high school students decide to make a film about the subject. As they prepare for filming, they become involved in the drama of a little girl named Hannah. It is one of the best films I have seen in a long time. I have seen many films in my time and I have come to know that they are made to entertain and that they are not meant to be taken seriously. However, this film did not take any of this into account. I have never seen such a brilliant film. It is amazing to me that it was made. It was a difficult film to make and I am proud of the way it was made. It is not for everyone but it is definitely worth watching.

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Gloria

When you see this movie, the most important thing you have to remember is that it is an autobiography of the authors son, who he describes as being "like a goldfish". This person also likes to call his dad "Ben", but it is important to remember he is actually his father's son, and it was never meant to be that way. To have all these actors who played a major role in this movie, you have to understand that they are not getting paid very well, but this is what they have to do to make their life a living. This movie may not make any money, but it will give you a lot of insight into this scene in history. If you want to see some REAL character stuff, just read "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty".

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Pamela Pena

I saw this film the first time in 1991, and the way the actors were portrayed were all perfect. Since then, I have watched it on and off, but for the most part I don't like to watch it again. I do think that, like many others, this film has a great ending, but I still have a hard time accepting that it was a witch. I can't help but feel that the witches in this film are supposed to be dead, or at least they are a little different. But that doesn't really take away from the film at all. I think this film is a great example of why not to use a large budget to make a great film. The acting, directing, and directing is all top notch, and there is a great story. The problem is that the film is so good that it is difficult to accept it as a "witch movie". I feel that I will be a better person for watching this film. I know that I will never be a great filmmaker, but I am still a better person for having watched this film.

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Joyce

*SPOILERS* The story revolves around the friendship between a married couple that was recently divorced. The husband is a widower with two children and the wife is the sole breadwinner. Despite their work schedules, the couple share a hidden recess in their home and spend the evenings playing games and exploring in the back yard. One night, the wife is contacted by a boy who was the last person who they saw alive. The boy was abandoned in a lake, but he is believed to be the youngest of all survivors. The wife is determined to find him and then reunite the family together. The husband, a police detective, takes the case and attempts to find the boy and bring him back home. However, his efforts and his suspicions become the reason that the children are still missing. The film opens with a narrative telling the story of the boy who was the last one to be found. His tale of a mysterious island where he first discovered a woman and the boy of his own who became his friend. The narrative then takes the viewer through the two brothers' relationship and how they have been locked in their own battle with the man they love. The two brothers have always been in competition over who is best at what they do, and it's evident that there is not enough money for either of the brothers. After a meeting where the two brothers meet to argue about the need for money, their father says "Who will you give the money to?" The two brothers come to an agreement about who they will give the money to and the two brothers give money to the detective who is investigating the death of the boys mother. The detective is able to track down the missing boys mother and bring her back to her son. Now the husband and the detective are able to reunite the two brothers. After their reunion, the two brothers have now reacquainted, and they continue to struggle with their feelings about their parents and who they truly love. As they continue to struggle, they continue to have fights, but the more time that passes, the more they find out what is behind their seemingly stable relationship and the more secrets are revealed. The ending to the film was very powerful and it was something that I wasn't expecting at all. For a few scenes, I was thinking "This is where the film should end," but instead it stayed open and I was left wanting more. I am a big fan of modern dramas and I was glad that the end of this film wasn't disappointing. Even though it was a well-told and good ending, it still left me feeling unsatisfied because I was never satisfied when I watched

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Brenda

I'm not sure what I saw in the film that made me feel the need to write a review, but I did. The film is a powerful and beautiful portrayal of the madness of one of the most disturbed and powerful women ever to have lived. This film is definitely a must see and one that I'm sure will be difficult to watch and read about, but will stay with you forever. I saw it twice in a row and I hope to see it again soon. I really hope this film gets made into a full length feature film. The acting in this film was superb and the director does an excellent job of putting the viewer in the shoes of the woman he portrays and he does a great job of showing the audience her transformation. This film will go down in history as one of the greatest films of all time. I'm sure you can figure out what I'm talking about and why I think this film deserves to be one of the greatest films of all time. If you haven't seen this film, I highly recommend it.

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Jordan W.

I'm not a fan of film reviews, but the DVD has given me a chance to review this film, and I've had to decide if I am going to write a review or not. So, I'll write a review. The reason I'm writing this is because of what happened in the film, and I think it's important to tell the truth about what happened. I watched this film in the hope that it would be different. I thought that it would be about a female who was not a witch, and I didn't think it would be about a "Maeby." She was a young girl with an attitude, and I thought it was a very good film, especially considering it's a family film. The film was the story of two young girls, Maeby and Aimee. Maeby was the "mature" one of the two. She was about 7 or 8 years old when she was told that she was a witch. She was convinced that it was her fault, and she was a very bad person. I think that the film shows that even children can believe in things they can't explain, and believe in them enough to not let their parents know. I believe that the film is a very good movie and I would recommend it to people who liked the first one, as well as the second. I think that it's important to show that people can believe in things that they can't explain.

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Janice

Well. what can I say? I just watched this movie with my sister and her boyfriend. We both were interested to watch this movie. I must say, that the director and actors have done a great job with this movie. The themes, the acting, the story, everything. It was a very unique movie, full of action and emotions. I am recommending it to all who are into the supernatural thriller genre. I wish that we could have known this movie better before we saw it. I really do. I am giving it a 7/10.

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Joshua Jenkins

I don't normally give comments, but I just want to say that I really enjoyed this movie. I felt that it had a real emotional and believable effect on me. I thought that it was very well acted, I thought that it had an intelligent and complex plot and I thought that the cast was very well chosen. My favorite scenes were the ones involving Janine (Janine Zimmer, who played Mary this time) and her family. And I was really touched by the encounter between Mary and her father at the end of the movie. I don't normally like heart-wrenching movies, but this one was very moving and emotional. I think it was an excellent portrayal of a woman who is a witch, even though she is mentally handicapped, and so is her family. A really good movie, and definitely worth watching.

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Katherine

I saw this movie on Blu-ray when it came out and found it a bit disappointing. I thought it would be more convincing because a young boy could never do what the girls did. But maybe this is an old wives tale of a child's sexual abuse of his older sister. The movie is more realistic because we are showing us some key points of child sexual abuse (rape, incest, incestuous relationships) and the helplessness of the parents. This is something we only see when a teenage girl gets raped by her own father or a babysitter. And we are hearing these parents (a grandfather and a mother) talk about it in detail so we know how real it is. So maybe this is an important movie to show to the younger viewers. But I am not sure that this is the best way to teach kids a lesson, because there are too many other movies out there that are better for this.

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Roger H.

I'm not going to pretend that I have all the answers or that I understand everything about witchcraft or even Christianity. This is the first film that I've seen that really challenged my worldview and allowed me to take a look at things from a new perspective. It's a great film that takes on some controversial topics and makes them look less scary. I think it's well-made, funny and enjoyable. I recommend it to everyone.

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Brian G.

No doubt about it, this is not a holiday film, but a film about a mentally handicapped woman that found herself in the deep end of hell, and through an event in her life, redeemed herself. I thought I knew who Jessica Biel was before I watched the film, but somehow I had no clue who this woman was. She was extremely well-written and convincing, and at the same time, it was a real challenge to understand her because of her mental illness. This is a journey that many women will take on, whether they have a mental illness or not. It is to be watched and appreciated. My best advice is to watch the film. You might find yourself questioning your own sense of reality or why others do what they do. Regardless, it is an exciting film, and worth watching.

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Olivia

This is one of the best films I have seen. It's a tragedy that it hasn't been released in the US. The film was shot in a couple of days. In my opinion, it would have been better if they had shot it in a few days and that would have added to the story. The cinematography was excellent. The story is realistic. The acting was wonderful. I would give it a 9.5/10. I believe it's worth watching.

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Marilyn

I am not a witch and have only heard about it but I love to watch a movie and I have to say that I found this movie intriguing and more relevant. I really enjoyed this movie, it is not only a story of love and lovemaking but it is also about trust and trustlessness in a family. The scenes were really beautiful. The first kiss on a bathroom wall is something that should be seen by everyone. I am not saying that kissing on a bathroom wall is the best scene in the world but it is a beautiful scene. The scenes around the bedroom were really beautiful. The song is a good song and I could not stop singing it in my head. The lovemaking scene was really good. I really enjoyed it.

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Evelyn Kelly

This movie should not be rated so low. The trailer is misleading. This movie was very well done. The acting was not only great, but it was powerful. You just kept wanting to know what happened next, and were relieved that it wasn't as predictable as it seemed. This movie is more of an "us" versus "them" theme and does a good job at the depiction. All the scenes were very realistic, and was a very good movie. If you are a lover of dark, gruesome, sex-ed stuff, this movie might not be for you. But, if you are a lover of good writing, good acting, and one or two of those American Horror Story flicks, this movie is something you will not want to miss. 7 out of 10.

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Arthur Thomas

I am a fan of the movie but the negative reviews of this movie are just the latest reminder of why Hollywood movies are not really for everyone. To be fair, I really enjoyed this movie. I think the real success of the movie lies in the way the film depicts how our own assumptions about witches and other supernatural beings can cause the events we witness in the movie to be so much more than they are. The entire cast was excellent and the performances of the leads were very believable. I thought the movie was quite realistic in its portrayal of the effects of witchcraft and the effects of being "different". Overall, I was not bored, and I think the viewer will be able to tell how the movie ends without feeling cheated. I would recommend this movie to anyone, and it is a must see for those who are into the subject.

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Sara B.

I really liked this film. I was very impressed with how the director was able to show the horror and pain that the mother had endured and the destruction her life had been for so long. The film shows that the father had not given up hope and that he tried to do what was right and even though he had lost his daughter and was now going through a rough time himself, he tried to make a difference. He tried to help his daughter. I think that the film had a great message for everyone. The most important thing to remember is that it doesn't matter what you have or who you are, it is what you do that counts. I also really liked the ending. It was really good and there was no wasted time in it. It was very unexpected and very good. Overall, I think this was a very good film. I would recommend it to anyone.