Sunday, April 22, 5 p.m.
North American Premiere
After thirty years in the judiciary, a retired judge, at the prompting of his family, takes some time out to write his memoirs. Not wanting any distractions, he goes to the Overberg Mountains to stay in an isolated cabin to begin work on the book. Mukunda’s Retribution takes its genesis from the reality of life in South Africa and will almost certainly resonate with viewers at home and abroad. The film’s raw quality, adrenalin filled sequences and excellent performances culminate in a top‐notch psychological thriller that effectively deals with themes of revenge and past mistakes.
As far as South African films goes Retribution is in a class of its own, from the outset, the musical score creates a compelling atmosphere, capturing the intensity and anxiety required of a thriller.
— Brenda Masilela, Channel 24 news.
Feature Psychological Thriller, 2011
Run Time: 82 minutes
Director: Mukunda Michael Dewil
Language: English, Xhosa with English subtitles
Rating: 14A (violence)