Who is perpetrator, who is victim in this sweltering tragic drama set in the South-African town of Riviersonderend (Endless River)? Percy is released from prison after serving a four-year sentence and has the best intentions. Yet it is difficult to start with a clean slate. His wife Tiny has faithfully waited for him, but renewed happiness fails to materialise. At the diner Tiny works at, she enjoys an innocent flirt with French expat Gilles. It might have remained at that, if Gilles’s family hadn’t been massacred by burglars and a desperate policeman hadn’t marked Percy as a possible suspect.
A soberly staged, charged tragedy develops, with a metaphoric undertone and classic touch. With more emphasis on actors than on plot we see how the timid Tiny and the egocentric Gilles, torn by grief and anger, are driven toward each other. Two opposite natures who form an unlikely alliance and try to overcome their pain.

Filmmaker
Oliver Hermanus
Country
South Africa, France
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
110’
Language
English
Producer
Genevieve Hofmeyr, Didier Costet, Marvin Saven
Production Company
Moonlighting Films, Swift Productions
Sales
Urban Distribution International
Writer
Oliver Hermanus
Cinematography
Chris Lotz
Editor
George Hanmer
Production Design
Franz Lewis
Sound Design
Dieter Keck
Music
Braam du Toit
Cast
Nicolas Duvauchelle, Crystal-Donna Roberts
Website
https://oliverhermanus.com