Based on a South African novel, and set 'somewhere on the West coast', this film takes a look at life in a small town. It examines issues like the criminal justice system and racism. A man on the run is picked up by a minister on his way to his new posting. They travel together, until the minister makes a romantic move, which leads to his death. The hitchhiker takes his place and impersonates him as the new minister. However, a break-in into the stolen vehicle leads the cops closer to him than he would like.
John Lynch, Jonny Phillips, Oscar Peterson, Sylvia Esau, Jody Abrahams, Serge-Henry Valcke
Damon Galgut, Marion Hansel
South African Media
The MoviesiteIan Douglas
Cape ArgusGary van Dyk
Cape ArgusAdrian Monteath
The StarJoanna Walus
Die BurgerGabriël Botma
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge
Average .. 16%
Ian Douglas: The film tries but does not really succeed. Part of the reason may be that the book does not
have the classic Hollywood film structure, which means that the film continues after it should have ended. It seemed
to me as if the actors put the emphasis on the wrong parts of their sentences. There is some Afrikaans dialogue which
is subtitled -- badly. Also, the continuous use of English in what was patentedly an Afrikaans community did not
really make sense.