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UK PREMIERE

  • Director Harold Hölscher
  • Cast

    Tshamano Sebe

    Inge Beckman

    Garth Breytenbach

    Keita Luna

  • Country South Africa
  • Language English, Zulu (some English subtitles)
  • Running time 105 minutes
  • Year 2019
  • Age rating 18

Bankruptcy forces William Ziel to return to the farm he inherited from his estranged father in an attempt to start a new life with his young, fragmented family. Lazarus, the farm hand who took care of William's father Frederick in his lonely final hours, reappears soon after William, Sarah and adopted daughter Mary, arrive at Hemelop-Aarde. A supposed chance meeting between Mary and Lazarus develops into a bond between two kindred spirits. But Lazarus, the old soul who struggles to find peace in this place of sad memories, carries a dark secret that constantly haunts him. This eerie folk fable about guilt and redemption provides ample scares and a riveting story. Set against the backdrop of rural South Africa in the 1970s, this is a creepy fantasy film touching on a variety of themes and histories.