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Oil on Water (2007)

A loving young creative couple, Max and Anna, experience inexplicable difficulties which tears their relationship apart.

Director:

Peter Charles Matthews (as Peter Matthews)

Writer:

Elle Matthews (original screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bianca Lishansky Bianca Lishansky ... Anna
St. John Alexander St. John Alexander ... Max Ruso
Neil Coppen Neil Coppen ... Jon
Tyler Bizzell ... Ethan (as Tyler Bizzel)
Nadia Geyser Nadia Geyser ... Natalie
Liam Magner Liam Magner ... Alex
Nina Cave Nina Cave ... Lisa
Vanessa Marawa Vanessa Marawa ... Amelia
Elle Matthews Elle Matthews ... Jackie
Reggie Govender Reggie Govender ... Doctor
Greg Bright Greg Bright ... Carlo Russo (as Gregg Bright)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Melissa Brouard Melissa Brouard ... Girl at aquarium
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2007 (South Africa) See more »

Filming Locations:

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Box Office

Budget:

ZAR 7,900,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Tidal Wave productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Beautiful artistic film
13 May 2013 | by tenielSee all my reviews

Oil on water is a beautiful, artistic film about a couple living in South Africa dealing with mental illness. Overall it is a beautifully written story about love and losing yourself to your own mind.

The cinematography is amazing, showing the emotions the characters are feeling in every shot. While the acting is somewhat weak compared to international films, it still does justice to the story and when you get into the story you completely forget that it is a South African film.

Beautiful and definitely recommended to educate audiences on love and schizophrenia.


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