Country:Südafrika 2011
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:83 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa XII

Director :Dewil, Mukunda Michael
Screenplay:Dewil, Mukunda Michael
Cinematography:Goodall, Miles
Editing:Starkey, Richard
Music:Matthee, Daniel
 Matthes, James
Cast:Crutchley, Jeremy
 Mafela, Joe
 Visser, Morne
Producer:Key, Philip
Production company:Moonlighting Films


After thirty years in the judiciary, a retired judge takes some time out to write his memoirs. Not wanting any distractions, he goes to stay in an isolated cabin in the mountains, a three-hour 4x4 drive from the nearest civilisation. One day he sees a hiker out in the middle of nowhere who seems to be lost. The judge could do with a little company and invites him to his place. But it soon becomes clear that the stranger has some unfinished business with the judge…A psycho thriller that captivates the audience immediately.


Der junge Regisseur verdiente sein Geld bislang mit Werbespots und wollte mit seinem ersten Spielfilm  beweisen, „dass Südafrika ebenso spannende Thriller produzieren kann wie Hollywood“. Dafür wurde er im Sommer 2012 zum größten Filmfestival des Landes in Durban eingeladen und zu Festivals in aller Welt.

Up to now, the young director had been earning his money with commercials. With his first feature film he wanted to proof “first and foremost that South Africa can make thrillers as well as Hollywood”. For that, he was invited to the country’s biggest film festival in Durban in the summer of 2012 and to festivals worldwide.

Le jeune réalisateur, qui gagnait jusqu’à présent sa vie avec des spots publicitaires, voulait montrer avec son premier long-métrage « que l’Afrique de Sud est capable de tourner des thrillers aussi captivants que ceux d’Hollywood ». En 2012, il a été invité au plus grand festival de cinéma du pays, à Durban, et à des festivals dans le monde entier.

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