Country:Südafrika 2012
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:84 Minutes
Film series:13. African Film Festival

Director :Roodt, Darrell James
Screenplay:Roodt, Darrell James
Cinematography:Brown, Trevor
Editing:Beukes, Avril
Music:Eyquem, Laurent
Sound:Heyns, Alli
Cast:Msimang, Vuyelwa
 Ndlovu, Lindiwe
 Neshehe, Mutodi
Producer:Bennetto, Christianne
Production company: Azari Media
  Origin Entertainment


LITTLE ONE tells the story of a six-year-old girl who is sexually abused and left severely injured in a field near a Johannesburg township. Pauline, a middle-aged woman, finds the child and takes her to the nearest hospital for medical care. Against the wishes of her husband, she cares for the child and tries to find out who committed such a crime. Director Darrel Roodt’s film is based on a true story. An interview with the abused girl moved him to capture her story.

The film was South Africa’s official submission for the Oscars in 2013, and has received several awards. In 2013 at the International Film Festival in New York, it was honoured as best feature film and Lindiwe Ndlovu, who portrays Pauline, won Best Actress.

Recommendation, experience, material

Der Film war 2013 Südafrikas offizieller Beitrag für den Oscar und erhielt mehrere Preise. So wurde er z.B. beim „Internationalen Film Festival in New York“ 2013 als bester Spielfilm ausgezeichnet und Lindiwe Ndlovu (die Darstellerin der Pauline) als beste Schauspielerin.