Quarrelling Cape Town lovers Hugh, and Kate, are on their way to their weekend "love shack" nestled high in the Cederberg when they pass a young young girl hitchhiking by the roadside. Katherine is suspicious of this beautiful stranger wearing tight denim "Daisy Duke" shorts but gives in to Hugh and they stop and give her a lift. Liza becomes quite reticent when asked about her personal affairs, but she does tell them that she's from "an alien planet" in "nowhere" enroute to their mountain getaway. Seeing she's hungry when they give her an apple, they invite her back to Katherine's home for lunch oblivious to the danger that they've brought into their lives. bcarruthers-76500
The Cedarberg region of South Africa's Western Cape where this movie was filmed was named after the Clanwilliam cedar, which used to be abundant in the Cedarberg mountains, but are unfortunately a rare sight today. They are now a critically endangered species on the brink of extinction after decades of unsustainable harvesting for their beautiful, long lasting, fragrant timber. See more »
Where're you from?
I'm from an alien planet. I'm waiting for the rest of my people to join me.
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Written & Licensed by Fiona Hare See more »
Taut psychological drama
Girl from Nowhere is a mystery thriller. It starts with a Cape Town couple giving an unknown hitchhiker, Liza a ride and welcoming her to their mountain getaway afterwards. But they can't seem to get rid of her. The place is secluded and with a mysterious outsider, it already seems like a recipe for disaster. The cast isn't that big but the trio gave an amazing performance. Especially Christina Visser who played the role of Liza perfectly. Liza is the wild card in this story as she hides about herself and seduces both of them. Besides the suspenseful storytelling, the cinematography was excellent. Even if there wasn't much variety of locations but they showed off many aspects of the locations with well-executed camera shots. With its low budget, the indie film managed to make use of its resources and shot the film. The soundtrack fitted the atmosphere. This psychological drama has a lot of twists so get ready to expect the unexpected.
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