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Working girl Monique has always been able to give her clients exactly what they want. Thomas has always been exactly what everyone else has expected. Tonight he will demand the one thing of Monique that she's reluctant to offer: Honesty.

Director:

Joshua Rous

Writers:

James Gracie (as James Alexander), Joshua Rous
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Cast

Cast overview:
James Gracie ... Thomas (as James Alexander)
Anel Alexander ... Monique
Shireen Hollier Shireen Hollier ... Doctor
Patrick Shai Patrick Shai ... Boss
Franci Swanepoel Franci Swanepoel ... Magda
Wion Flett Wion Flett ... Boardroom colleague
Antoinette Louw ... Boardroom colleague
Oscar Max Machaba Oscar Max Machaba ... Boardroom colleague
Meren Reddy ... Boardroom colleague
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Storyline

Sometimes the greatest journey is the distance between two people. Up until now Monique has always been able to give her clients exactly what they've wanted. Thomas has always been exactly what everyone else has expected. But tonight Thomas' curiosity is going to get the better of him while demanding of Monique the one thing she's reluctant to offer. Throughout the course of the evening the tension, emotional and sexual, builds as the two characters miss each other on the surface, whilst underneath it all, they connect in a way neither had expected or hoped for. In a society where true honesty is a rare commodity, Monique and Thomas take the audience on a funny, poignant and brutal journey of self-examination. Written by Scramble Productions

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Honesty costs more.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English | Afrikaans

Release Date:

14 November 2008 (South Africa) See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Sound Mix:

Stereo (RCA Sound System)| Dolby Digital EX | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film was based on a play called "Discreet, Upmarket, 24/7" which ran for two years prior to being made into a movie by longtime friends and collaborators James, Anel and Joshua See more »

Goofs

Monique removes Thomas's shoes and lets them drop behind the couch where she is sitting. She then invites him to tour her house and he follows her up the staircase, but now he has his shoes on. See more »

Quotes

Thomas: You know what one day you'll be walking through a shopping centre and there I'll be staring at you and your husband will wonder if you ever did that guy.
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Soundtracks

Long Way from Home
Written by Joe Niemand
Performed by Joe Niemand (as Niemand)
From the album "This is War"
Courtesy of No Man's Land Music
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..taking us to a different place in the world's oldest profession
20 February 2018 | by bjariasSee all my reviews

This is one of those films starts off and you soon think you have a good idea of where it is all going. And then you get caught up in the performances and dialogue, and it turns into more than you had hoped or expected. It only works because of the two great young actors and their direction. Each of them so much look like others in the profession that which you are familiar, but it is their own abilities that keep you involved here. The story-line is similar in style and substance to others, but it somehow seems fresh. It's the most unlikely call-girl and her John movie that you are likely to encounter in quite some time.


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