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The Lullaby (2017)

Siembamba (original title)
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Returning to her home town, Eden Rock, and overwhelmed by the birth of her first born, Chloe van Heerden (19) tries to come to terms with motherhood. Alongside dealing with her super ... See full summary »

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Darrell Roodt

Writers:

Tarryn-Tanille Prinsloo (screenplay), Samuel Frauenstein (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Reine Swart ... Chloe van Heerden
Thandi Puren Thandi Puren ... Ruby van Heerden
Brandon Auret ... Dr. Timothy Reed
Deànré Reiners Deànré Reiners ... Adam Hess
Dorothy Ann Gould Dorothy Ann Gould ... Midwife (as Dorothy-Ann Gould)
Shayla-Rae McFarlane Shayla-Rae McFarlane ... Young Chloe
Eckardt Spies Eckardt Spies ... Baby Liam
Amjoné Spies Amjoné Spies ... Baby Liam
Samuel Frauenstein Samuel Frauenstein ... Truck driver
Briony Horwitz Briony Horwitz ... Nurse 1
Anne-Marie Ellis Anne-Marie Ellis ... Nurse 2
Lara de Villiers Lara de Villiers ... Boer mother
Dayna McFarlane Dayna McFarlane ... Waiter
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Returning to her home town, Eden Rock, and overwhelmed by the birth of her first born, Chloe van Heerden (19) tries to come to terms with motherhood. Alongside dealing with her super critical mother, Ruby (35), Chloe struggles with the demand of being a new mom. The incessant crying of her baby, the growing sense of guilt and paranoia sends Chloe into a dark depression. With a heightened urge to protect her son, Chloe sees danger in every situation. Distraught she pays a visit to family psychologist Dr. Timothy Reed (40s) who diagnoses her intrusive thoughts and feelings of anxiousness to a mild case of baby blues. Yet the thoughts grow worse and more violent. Chloe starts to hear voices and humming of a childhood lullaby and sees flashes of a strange entity around her child. Convinced that the entity is real, Chloe does everything in her power to protect her son. Her decline reaches fever pitch, and everybody seems to be moving against her. Desperate, Chloe finds solace in the arms ... Written by Tarryn-Tanille Prinsloo

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First purely South African production to release theatrically in the USA. See more »

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Dr. Timothy Reed: It's Not Murder If Your Saving Souls From Condemnation
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More than what I expected
24 February 2020 | by chowmarkSee all my reviews

To be honest, I didn't have much expectation for this movie. I was on the impression that its gonna be a cliche movie with the same kinda plot and story. I feel the movie is kinda creepy and scary. Her expression and her disoriented mental health makes it even more creepy. It felt real and as if you were there.

I honestly enjoyed this movie and it worked for me...i cant say for everyone but it really did for me...


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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2018 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lullaby See more »

Filming Locations:

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa See more »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$242,997
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