The South African media screams ‘Farm murder’ in front page sensation as the beautiful Marthella — just fourteen years old — was shot in cold blood. As were her father Deon and mother Christel. Only the fifteen year old son Don escaped with his life.

Under the unrelenting expectations and disgust of a whole nation, detective colonel Dick de Waal has to search for the truth at Griekwastad. At the risk of losing his last, tenuous grasp on innocence.

Based on real events

  • Jozua Malherbe
    Wolwedans in die skemer, Bloed Broers, Fluiters, Donkerland
  • Tertius Kapp
    Dis ek, Anna, Die Spreeus
  • Tim Theron
    Jagveld (Hunting Emma), Mooirivier, Klein Karoo, Trackers
  • Cobus van den Berg
    Jagveld (Hunting Emma), Born to Win, Mooirivier, Klein Karoo, Trackers
  • Deon Meyer
    Jagveld (Hunting Emma), Dis Koue Kos Skat, Die Laaste Tango, Trackers
  • Tracey Lange
    Tussen Ons, Bravo!
  • Arnold Vosloo
    Key Cast
    "Col. Dick de Waal"
    The Mummy, Hard Target, Blood Diamond
  • Alex van Dyk
    Key Cast
    "Don Steenkamp"
    The Harvesters
  • Jody Abrahams
    Key Cast
    "Lieut. Andre Mcanda"
    Safe House, Cape Town, Four Corners
  • Tim Theron
    Key Cast
    "Jacques Steenkamp"
    Klein Karoo, Mooirivier, Vuil Wasgoed (Dirty Laundry), Jagveld (Hunting Emma)
  • Deon Lotz
    Key Cast
    "Bennie Heckroodt"
    Mandela: Long Walk to Freedem, The Seagull, Free State, Nommer 27, Man soos my Pa, Krotoa
  • Albert Pretorius
    Key Cast
    "Deon Steenkamp"
    Mandela: Long walk to Freedom, Kanarie, Johnny is nie dood nie
  • Esther von Waltsleben
    Key Cast
    "Christel Steenkamp"
    Paw Paw vir my Darling, Boland Moorde
  • Ira Blanckenberg
    Key Cast
    "Hannelie Heckroodt"
  • Rolanda Marais
    Key Cast
    "Genl. Henriette de Waal"
    Poppie Nongena, Johnny is nie Dood nie, The Seagull, Trackers
  • Sisanda Henna
    Key Cast
    "Dawid Kgoranyane"
    Agent, Deep State, Donkerland, Klein Karoo
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 40 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 4, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    330,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
  • Language:
    Afrikaans, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa Mini
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Silwerskerm Film Festival
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    August 22, 2019
    South African
    Official Selection. Nominated for Best Film
Distribution Information
  • Indigenous Film Distribution
    Country: South Africa
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Jozua Malherbe

Jozua Malherbe is an award winning producer and director known for his work on "I am All Girls", "Griekwastad", "Bloedbroers" and "Vlees van my Vlees". He studied at AFDA film school on both campuses in Cape Town and Johannesburg. He lives with his wife and daughter in Cape Town, South Africa

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