A Reasonable Man


1h 41m 1999

Brief Synopsis

City lawyer Sean Raine comes across a case in which a young herdboy named Sipho, in a remote rural South African village, has killed a baby. The motive for the murder was the boy's belief that he was killing an evil spirit known as a "tikoloshe".

Film Details

Also Known As
Reasonable Man
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Pandora Films; Pandora Films
Location
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; Gauteng, South Africa

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

City lawyer Sean Raine comes across a case in which a young herdboy named Sipho, in a remote rural South African village, has killed a baby. The motive for the murder was the boy's belief that he was killing an evil spirit known as a "tikoloshe".

Film Details

Also Known As
Reasonable Man
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Pandora Films; Pandora Films
Location
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; Gauteng, South Africa

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Ecumenical Jury Award at the 1999 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States July 1999

Released in United States October 1999

Released in United States 2000

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (World Cinema) August 27 - September 6, 1999.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 2-10, 1999.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 6-21, 1999.

Shown at Cinequest 2000: The San Jose Film Festival (in competition) February 24 - March 5, 2000

Feature directorial debut for actor and short filmmaker Gavin Hood.

Began shooting mid November 1998.

Completed shooting December 1998.

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (World Cinema) August 27 - September 6, 1999.)

Released in United States July 1999 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 2-10, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 6-21, 1999.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Cinequest 2000: The San Jose Film Festival (in competition) February 24 - March 5, 2000)