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Cape of Good Hope (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 October 2004 (USA)
A Drama revolving around 3 women's lives and how they are intertwined.

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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Debbie Brown ...
Kate
Farouk Valley-Omar ...
Indian Hotel Husband (as Fahrug Valley-Omar)
Parinita Jeaven ...
Indian Hotel Wife
David Isaacs ...
Habib
Quanita Adams ...
Sharifa
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Lindiwe
Lillian Dube ...
Mama
Kamo Masilo ...
Thabo
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Jean Claude
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Morne
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Stephen van Heern
Bo Petersen ...
Shella (as Bo Peterson)
Wayne Harrison ...
Mr. Nell
Anthea Thompson ...
Mrs. Nell
Rick Bacon ...
Consulate Official
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Storyline

Ensemble look at people in the orbit of an animal shelter in Cape Town. Kate, the shelter manager, is having an affair with a married man, is estranged from her father, and has caught the eye of a widowed veterinarian. Lindiwe, a single mom, is a domestic for an Afrikaner household and studies at night. Her son becomes the acolyte of Jean Claude, a refugee from Congo with a Ph.D. in astronomy; he's the shelter's handyman, good with people and dogs, hoping to immigrate to Canada. Shairfa, who also works at the shelter, and her husband Habib are trying without success to get pregnant. What is it that holds the matter of the universe together? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Love is the force that holds it all together. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature situations including some violence, sexual content and brief strong language
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14 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cabo da Boa Esperança  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Dance Instructor: [Kate enters the studio] Are you here for the class?
Kate: Um...
Dance Instructor: Come in, come in, don't be shy. We're just getting started. You're in luck. We happen to have one available dance partner for you right here.
[He leads her to Morne]
Dance Instructor: And just the right height. Your name is..?
Kate: Kate.
Dance Instructor: Morne, this is Kate - Kate, Morne. Now where was I? Ah, tango. Or what they call in Argentina, "the dance of love".
Morne: I have to warn you - he always humiliates the new person.
Dance Instructor: [Advancing towards Kate] Would you be so kind as to ...
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Beautifully told story about life in contemporary South Africa
17 May 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Saw Cape at the Tribeca film festival. Beautifully told story that takes the viewer into the lives of real people who somehow find 'hope' in hopeless situations. The movie takes place at an animal rescue center where the woman running it has more luck with dogs than lovers. Working there is a cultured astronomer from the Congo who has can't get a decent job because of his refugee status. The secretary there is a Muslim who desperately wants to have children. These all meet up with a domestic worker through her young boy's dog. As the plot develops love seems to hurdle over tremendous problems and life made hopeful.

Audience response was very enthusiastic and the viewers were so totally wrapped up in the character's lives that they asked about a sequel.

The cast of native Africans made this film believable and the direction of the film assumes the viewer is intelligent. This will be another 'whale rider' in popularity and beauty.


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