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Hunting Emma (2017)

Jagveld (original title)
TV-14 | | Action, Thriller | 22 May 2018 (USA)
Gentle, beautiful, pacifist Emma witnesses a murder in the wild. Six violent men killing a cop in cold blood. So, they hunt her like an animal in the desolate Karoo. She should have been easy prey. But life is full of surprises


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Cast overview:
Leandie du Randt ... Emma
Neels van Jaarsveld Neels van Jaarsveld ... Bosman
Tim Theron ... Baz
Bouwer Bosch Bouwer Bosch ... Jay
Edwin van der Walt Edwin van der Walt ... Boela
Danie Putter Danie Putter ... AJ
Luan Jacobs Luan Jacobs ... Piet
Tertius Meintjes Tertius Meintjes ... Jacques Le Roux
Drikus Volschenk ... Constable De Wit
Albert Maritz Albert Maritz ... Manie Senekal
Lee-Ann Van Rooi Lee-Ann Van Rooi ... Mrs. Carlisle
Beulah Van Den Heever Beulah Van Den Heever ... Young Emma
Nicole Du Toit Nicole Du Toit ... Younger Emma
Hasna Van Wyk Hasna Van Wyk ... Saartjie
Chanel Van Heever Chanel Van Heever ... Naomi


Emma le Roux just wants to go home for the holidays. Gentle, beautiful, pacifist Emma. She's made the trip to her father's farm a thousand times. Piece of cake. But not today. Today she will cross paths with Bosman and Baz and Jay. And Boela and AJ and Piet. Bosman is the mastermind of the drug syndicate. A violent psychopath. Baz and Jay are his henchmen - violent dogs on a short leash. AJ and Boela, spoiled brats looking for validation, are on board to make a quick buck in the criminal underworld. And then there's Piet, the weakling, who is willing to do just about anything for his cousin Bosman. Emma witnesses the murder of a policeman at their hands. And they see her seeing them. Now they're hunting her down like an animal. She's easy prey, after all - it'll all be over soon. The problem is, Emma is the daughter of Jacques le Roux. And Jacques le Roux was a Special Forces soldier. The hunt isn't going according to plan. Everything starts falling apart, and fast. At first they were...

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Elke man vir haarself (Every man for herself)


Action | Thriller


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Release Date:

22 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Loxton, South Africa


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ZAR 6,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Karoo Film Company See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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As Emma is being chased by the six men, at one time she looks thorough the binoculars but in inverted position. See more »

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Minor Flaws but It Held My Attention
8 June 2018 | by nowegoSee all my reviews

While it has a few flaws, they were minor enough to not detract from the story. I would have scored this an 8 or 9, but some things early in the movie were out of character with the rest of the movie. They just did not sit well with me.

I am not going to give a spoiler about what it was, you will have to watch to see.

I found this to be a really good cat and mouse movie. There have been many in the past, nothing new here, but this one really held my attention.

Other reviewers have pooh poohed the movie for being too slow, for me the pace was fine, it had a good plot and the back story telling was well done and explained things.

Well worth seeing and I would definitely watch it again.

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