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Layla Fourie

Directed by Pia Marais
Germany, South Africa, 2013
Drama
      English
      No subtitles

Synopsis

Layla is a single mother living with her son in Johannesburg, getting by with casual work. After training as a polygraph operator she manages to secure a job with a company specialising in lie detectors and security.

Our take

Layla Fourie finds the director Pia Marais returning to the country of her birth, South Africa. It’s another intimate character study like At Ellen’s Age, but this time doubly charged by the unique social and racial tensions of the new setting. The result, unexpectedly, is a thriller.

Synopsis

Layla is a single mother living with her son in Johannesburg, getting by with casual work. After training as a polygraph operator she manages to secure a job with a company specialising in lie detectors and security.

Layla FourieDirected byPia Marais
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Berlin International Film Festival
2013 | Special Mention: International Jury

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