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This thriller investigates the mysterious assassination of a gay pastor in rural South Africa. Without witnesses or explanations, the crime appears to the police and others as a jigsaw ... See full summary »

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The Man
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Captain Mong
Oscar Petersen ...
Valentine April
Sylvia Esau ...
The Woman
Jody Abrahams ...
Small
Serge-Henri Valcke ...
Rev. Frans Niemand
Mrs. Van Wyk ...
Owner of the Restaurant
Dina Claasen ...
Beauty
Anton Stoltz ...
Owner of the Coffee Shop
Denzel Phillips ...
Policeman in the Police Station
Morne Visser ...
Policeman 1
Sean Arnold ...
Policeman 2
Dr. Kleingeld ...
Doctor
Samuel Bois ...
Jonas
Robert McCarthy ...
The Lawyer
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This thriller investigates the mysterious assassination of a gay pastor in rural South Africa. Without witnesses or explanations, the crime appears to the police and others as a jigsaw puzzle without enough pieces. The police then suspect and arrest people based on the usual prejudices, black and coloured people who plant marijuana in this case. Meanwhile, the true assassin not only goes his way unpunished from the very beginning, but becomes one of the rural town's most respected citizens. The sheriff at one point does begin having certain suspicions, and from there on the bulk of the plot is played out. The location is a very arid part of South Africa, so with so much desert rock, there are bound to be quarries. Some may reveal important secrets. Written by Guy33134

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$1,920 (USA) (21 January 2000)

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$3,350 (USA) (17 March 2000)
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Simple lives are complicated by murder in this quiet yet emotional film
27 June 1999 | by (Pretoria , South Africa) – See all my reviews

In life every choice you make has some consequences , and you have to accept them after you have made your choice.But your choice doesn't always condemn you and can still lead to salvation .. or not. In this quiet sometime sombre movie by Marion Hansel , a mystery man arrives out of nowhere and commits a crime and assumes the identity of his victim to save himself. The only problem is that his crime was not perfect and his victim was a baptist reverend. He amazes the people (and himself) with his sermons and the conflict in him starts to rise. The conflict between himself and God , but also between himself and the others who have been falsely accused of his crime. Reveal himself and lose all he has built upon or stay hidden and see innocent people judged for his own crimes . ]

The slowmoving nature of this film just highlights the lives of all the characters in the movie. Valentine and Small, the villains in the movie are not what they seem. Brothers and friends to the end and living their own quiet life, now suddenly interrupted by these events. Inspector Moll, biased against race but a secret or two in his own life, and finally the mystery man, where did he come from , who/what was he running away from ?

Some answers stay unknown but some others are answered in this movie which shows that despite the past, salvation lays ahead for all those who will accept it ... and accept the concequences .


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