Maggie Carter, the young wife of a white Zimbabwean farmer struggles to come to terms with the horrific events that surround her estranged family as they remain in the country. The victim of a brutal attack months previously she attempts to find comfort in England, the country she was born in and has been pulled between. Slowly accepting her husband Peter back into her life problems mount as the couple are harassed by inefficient bureaucracy. As the situation develops, Peter finds himself going back to a scenario he thought he'd escaped... Written by
Once Africa is in your blood, it never leaves you.
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Shot and edited between February and July 2011, the screenplay diluted the key themes of the original 2008 stage production which saw the character of 'John Smith' bleed to death from a harrowing wound inflicted on his genitalia. Dying but still resolute after a stand-off that has lasted days and seen his father murdered by a mob, Smith empowers a cowardly Foreign Office worker to escape or hold up with him for one last stand. Unhappy with the film's limited impact in sanitised form director Al Carretta announced in June 2012 he will be remaking the film using the original stage play. See more
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