HATCHET HOUR

By Judy NAIDOO

LADYBUG FILMS PTY LTD - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2016

An ambitious lawyer accidently kills her gardener and her best friend helps her to get rid
of the body.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama, Black comedy, Thriller
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Judy NAIDOO
    • Writer(s)
    • Judy NAIDOO, Salah SABITI
    • Producer(s)
    • Judy NAIDOO (Ladybug Films)
    • Synopsis
    • A fiery and ball-busting lawyer BELLE, mistakenly believes her gardener AMOS to be an assailant, and shoots him dead. Belle decides not to report the accident and take her chances in the legal system. She assumes that her brilliant career, as well as that of her legendary lawyer father, will be ruined if the courts find against her and charge her with manslaughter. She must get rid of the body and all evidence of the crime. She turns to her best friend JADE to help her destroy Amos’ body. They heave dead Amos into Belle’s car and drive up to the Kruger Park hoping to dump the body in the territory of scavengers and predators who will eat the carcass including the bullets that could convict her. Jade tries to persuade Belle to reconsider this reckless course of action. But Belle in order to control her life must exert control over the lives of others. Jade is slowly awakened to the full horror of this act but their actions have already set in motion a destructive chain of events that spiral out of control.
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