SUPERHERO

By Hanneke SCHUTTE

NATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FOUNDATION OF SOUTH AFRICA (NFVF) - as FIN

Drama - Completed 2009

A white amnesiac finds himself stranded in the middle of an arid landscape dressed as a superhero. He’s assisted and spurred on by a young black boy who wholeheartedly believes that he is a superhero. But as the man’s memory returns he discovers that he’s been anything but a hero.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 15 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hanneke SCHUTTE
    • Writer(s)
    • Hanneke SCHUTTE
    • Synopsis
    • A guy wakes up in the middle of an arid landscape dressed in a superhero outfit. He has no idea who he is or how he got there. Lebo, a small black boy stumbles upon the man and is flabbergasted at the sight of his outfit. The boy genuinely believes he’s stumbled upon a real life superhero.
      The kid offers to take him to his house in a nearby township and on their journey back the two start to develop an unlikely friendship.
      But, when they finally get to Lebo’s house, the young boy’s older brother is surprisingly hostile to the man. The man soon realises that all is not what it seems and as his memory slowly starts to return his sinister connection to Lebo’s brother starts to unfold.
    • Partners & financing
    • NFVF
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