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Graham Armitage ... Justice Leo Greenberg
Mitsy Booysen ... Mrs. Brunton
Paul Buckby ... Issy Maiser
Charlotte Butler ... Fanny
Elize Cawood ... Ethel Balderow
Pater Coetzee
Susan Coetzer ... Daisy de Melker
Robert Colman
Wilson Dunster ... Leonard Balderow
Bruce Fields
Eddie Foster
Dean Fourie ... Rhodes
Peter Geselowitz
Gail Hoffman

Peter Holden ... Dr. Ferguson
Graham Hopkins ... CC Jarvis
John Simon Jones (as Simon Jones)
Danny Keogh ... Alfred Cowle
Bruce Laing
Martin Le Maitre ... John Hancom-Smith
Patrick Liebenberg
Joshua Lindberg
Michael Maxwell ... Det. Wolhuter
Tertius Meintjes ... Bennett
Emma-Jane Mezher ... Eileen
Meyer Milner
Louis Moolman
Wyatt Ormond
Michael Richard ... Harry Morris
Ian Roberts ... Sid de Melker
Darryl Robertson ... Ginger
Ron Smerczak ... Robert Sproat
Andre Stander
Clare Stopford ... Amy Sproat

Sean Taylor ... William Sproat
Annelize van der Ryst ... Anna Cilliers
Iain Winter ... McCarriage

Directed by
Annie Basson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
George Goldsmith 

Produced by
Herman Binge .... associate producer
Paul Kemp .... executive producer
Anita le Roux .... producer
Lindsay Reid-Ross .... associate producer
Original Music by
Louis van Rensburg 
Cinematography by
Arthur West 
Film Editing by
Maggie Vaughan 
Production Design by
Hans Nel 
Costume Design by
Hans Nel 
Makeup Department
Elzabe van Reenen .... makeup artist
Production Management
Lindsay Lipson .... production manager
Sound Department
Conrad Kuhne .... production sound mixer

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South Africa:192 min (4 part TV-miniseries)
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Was extra on this one!, 27 February 2005
Author: antowan-1 from South Africa

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I worked on the set of this production as an extra at the Pallace of Justice in Pretoria, South Africa. It is about the life of Daisy de Melker who was a serial husband killer and also (if I remember correctly) killed her son at a later date. She was neglected and used by men and later turned on them as a breed.

This movie does however balance the person of Daisy with the justice she needed and the indifference of those who rightly or perhaps not so rightly condemned her to death.

Fine TV production with a stellar South African cast.

The cast is one of what can be considered the A list of South African actors. Acting in South Africa is not a business where there is a lot of money and these guys do it mostly for the love of the art. A few do make it big though and the big ones show off in this period TV production set at the palace of justice in Church street Pretoria, South Africa. It does switch to scenes from Daisy's life prior to getting caught, pushed through the justice system and her condemnation and final punishment.

I went down to the cell where she was kept during her court case years and years ago. Her writing is literally still on the walls there...

Chilling stuff...

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