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Oil on Water (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 10 October 2007 (South Africa)
A loving young creative couple, Max and Anna, experience inexplicable difficulties which tears their relationship apart.


(original screenplay)

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Max's Inner Voice


Anna and Max are a young creative couple living together. Anna is a journalist and Max is an intriguing and slightly eccentric artist. Their idyllic relationship starts coming apart when Max develops some strange symptoms. He hears voices and sees visions which force him to withdraw from society and to mistrust Anna. When Anna discovers the cause of the problem it may be too late. Written by Pete Matthews

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There is no way to keep out the intruders in your mind. They are always present. Always there. Always.


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ZAR 7,900,000 (estimated)
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(Dolby 5.1)



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1.85 : 1
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Amazing Insight into Schizophrenia
8 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

It's no surprise that this film won awards for best feature film at various prestigious film festivals around the world, nor that the lead actor and actress were recognized at these film festivals for their portrayal of a man suffering from Schizophrenia and his partner. These two, as well as the supporting cast give outstanding performances. The emotion with which they tell the story captures the viewer with it's rawness.

The story itself is chilling and really brings the viewer face to face with a reality of which many people are unaware. The honest way in which Schizophrenia is portrayed may make some feel slightly uncomfortable but it is this honesty that gives the film its power.

The cinematography is stunning and the score haunting. This is a film that you can't easily forget. I found myself mulling over the characters and themes for days after watching it.

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