World Cinema – Feature
LITTLE ONE, Darrel J. Roodt
South Africa / 2012 / 84 min / DCP / English & Zulu w/English sub-titles
The story of a 6 year old girl named Vuyelwa who is left for dead in a field near a township in Johannesburg. She is found by a middle aged woman named Pauline, who rushes her to hospital. After saving her life, it comes to light that the little girl has been raped and her face badly beaten.
While little Vuyelwa is recovering in the hospital neither mother nor father comes forward to claim her and the police are left with an unsolved mystery on their hands. Pauline becomes actively involved in the case and is helped by Detective Morena, a sympathetic cop who is deeply affected by what has happened to this young child.
Screenplay: Darrel J. Roodt / Producers: Anton Ernst, Christianne Bennetto / Cinematographer: Trevor Brown / Editor: Avril Beukes / Composer: Laurent Eykem / Production Designer: Liza Bernard / Art Director: / Principal Cast: Lindiwe Ndlovu, Vuyelwa Msimang, Luzuko Nqetom
/ Contact: Colette Aguilar email@example.com http://www.littleonethemovie.com/ https://twitter.com/LittleOneMovie https://www.facebook.com/littleonethemovie
THE DIRECTOR BIO: South African film director Darrell James Roodt made an international name for himself with the debut feature 'A Place of Weeping' (1986), a passionate condemnation of apartheid that the New York Times hailed as “remarkable and ground breaking”.
In 1990, he made his first film with American backing, 'Jobman' (1990) which opened The London Film Festival. One of Roodt’s best known films is his adaptation of the anti-apartheid stage musical 'Sarafina!' (1992), starring Whoopi Goldberg which the LA Times called “A stirring, emotional powerful ten. It’s an important inspirational film that shimmers with Oscar gold”.
Darrell Roodt was nominated for an Oscar, for his film 'Yesterday' in 2004. It was acclaimed by Time magazine as “one of the best films of the year.” He has made over twenty features working with Oscar nominated actors such as James Earl Jones, Richard Harris, and Melissa Leo. He has also worked successfully with Oscar nominated composers such as John Barry and Phillip Glass.
Darrell has won numerous awards at various festivals throughout the world including a Humanitarian Award at the Venice Film Festival in 2004, as well as the Prime Minister’s prize at the Taormina Film Festival in Italy for his outstanding contribution to English language cinema.
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