Parker Sithole served as a UN soldier in the Congo, is very proud of his teaching diploma and with his wise, peaceful demeanour somewhat resembles Nelson Mandela. He is clearly a man 'of good report' when he is hired to teach English at a secondary school. Cracks quickly appear in his blameless facade, however.
Parker meets the super sexy Nolitha in a local bar. Having spent a wild night together, the girl nonchalantly walks into his class on his first day of work. Parker realises he has crossed a line. But will he be able, now that he has discovered his dark, bestial side, to control himself?
Jahmil Qubeka films Nabokov's famous novel Lolita as a classic film noir, complete with atmospheric black-and-white photography and evermore ominous music. Shakespeare quotes and musical intermezzos make it clear that Parker's moral decline and fall is unstoppable. Psychopathy looms once the mask of civilisation has been dropped, even momentarily, Qubeka warns.

Filmmaker
Jahmil Qubeka
Country
South Africa
Year
2013
Medium
DCP
Length
109’
Language
Xhosa, English
Producer
Michael Auret
Production Company
Spier Films UK
Sales
6 SALES
Writer
Jahmil X.T. Qubeka
Cinematography
Jonathan Kovel
Editor
Cobus Roussouw, Che Amuru Tunstead
Sound Design
Joel Kapenda
Music
Phillip Miller
Cast
Mothusi Magano, Petronella Tshuma
Website
http://spierfilms.com/of-good-report