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Rachel, a Mozambican domestic worker living in Johannesburg, is forced to make a life-changing decision after her daughter tragically dies whilst under the care of her employers; return to ... See full summary »

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Brett Michael Innes (screenplay, based on his novel "Rachel Weeping")
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Anel Alexander ... Michelle Jordaan
Shoki Mokgapa Shoki Mokgapa ... Rachel Nyaga
Jacques Bessenger ... Chris Jordaan
Amalia Uys Amalia Uys ... Anja Fouche
Asante Mabuza Asante Mabuza ... Maia Nyaga
Hanli Rolfes Hanli Rolfes ... Dr. Pieterse
Vuyelwa Booi Vuyelwa Booi ... Maria
Vera Ephraim Vera Ephraim ... Tapiwa
Diaan Lawrenson Diaan Lawrenson ... Chantelle
Mandi Baard Mandi Baard ... Monique (as Mandi du Plooy)
Morné du Toit ... Hannes
Lelia Etsebeth Lelia Etsebeth ... Mother in Church
Sarahann Doherty Sarahann Doherty ... Karlien (as Sarahann Doherty du Plooy)
Sandra Vaughn Sandra Vaughn ... Jolene
Corine du Toit Corine du Toit ... Candice
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Rachel, a Mozambican domestic worker living in Johannesburg, is forced to make a life-changing decision after her daughter tragically dies whilst under the care of her employers; return to poverty stricken Mozambique or continue working for the people responsible for the death of her child. Things become even more complicated when she finds out that her employers are expecting their first child. Written by Brett Michael Innes

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Drama

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South African / African Drama Supreme

This went almost un-noticed.... even my trusted #2DVDforR100 specials at Musica only listed this briefly under Afrikaans titles whereas Afrikaans is only aboy 25% of the dialogue.... This is a masterclass in film-making, I love the very very effective and touching effect of telling 2 stories side by side.... This is a low budget movie but it is pure quality and Shoki Mokgapa (of the brilliant SABC3 tv drama called "The Lab") just carries this brilliantly.... This rates along "Tsotsi" and "Yesterday" and succeeds where "Cry, The Beloved Country" absolutely failed.... soo sooo explores the issues plaguing the so-called "Rainbow Nation".. There is an underlying Christian message also that is masked seamlessly


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South Africa

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Afrikaans | English | Portuguese

Release Date:

18 March 2016 (South Africa) See more »

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Rachel Weeping See more »

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Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

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$70,857
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2.35 : 1
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