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by Pia Marais


Layla Fourie, a young single-mother in South Africa, receives a job assignment as polygraphist. In the constant presence of mistrust, lies and fear Layla soon becomes a suspect herself.

international title: Layla Fourie
original title: Layla Fourie
country: Germany, South Africa, France, Netherlands
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Pia Marais
film run: 90'
release date: DE 04/07/2013, FR 26/03/2014, NL 17/07/2014
screenplay: Horst Markgraf, Pia Marais
cast: Rayna Campbell, August Diehl, Jeroen Kranenburg, Rapulana Seiphemo, Jeanne Balibar, Yûho Yamashita, Gérard Rudolf
cinematography by: André Chémétoff
film editing: Chris Teerink
art director: Petra Barchi
costumes designer: Chiara Minchio, Maleen Nokel
producer: Claudia Steffen, Christoph Friedel
co-producer: Jeremy Nathan, Michael Auret, Tom Decour, Frans Van Gestel
production: Pandora Film Produktion, Topkapi Films, Cinéma Defacto, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk, ARTE Deutschland, Spier Productions & DV8 Films/Zinebar(South Africa)
backing: Eurimages, Deutsche Filmförderfonds (DFFF), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA), Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Dutch Film Fund
distributor: Real Fiction Filmverleih, Jour2fête, September Film Distribution
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main awards/selection

Berlinale 2013 In competition
Special Mention
Sydney Film Festival 2013 
La Rochelle International Film Festival 2013 
Paris Cinéma 2013 

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