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THE ENDLESS RIVER

by Oliver Hermanus

synopsis

A young waitress welcomes her husband home to the small South African town of Riviersonderend (Endless River) after his four-year jail sentence. At first it appears their plans for a new life together are finally being realized. But when the family of a foreigner living on a nearby farm is brutally murdered, the young woman and the grieving widower begin gravitating towards each other. Trapped in a cycle of violence and bloodshed, the two form an unlikely bond seeking to transcend their mutual anger, pain and loneliness.

international title: The Endless River
original title: The Endless River
country: South Africa, France
sales agent: UDI - Urban Distribution International
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Oliver Hermanus
film run: 108'
screenplay: Oliver Hermanus
cast: Nicolas Duvauchelle, Crystal-Donna Roberts, Clayton Evertson, Darren Kelfkens, Denise Newman
music: Braam du Toit
producer: Didier Costet, Genevieve Hofmeyr, Marvin Saven
production: Swift Productions, Moonlighting Films (ZA)
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