First film - Completed 2011

A series of murders are investigated by the new receptionist at Hotel Njala in the Lowveld. However, she realises that only she can bring an end to the bloodshed by unraveling her past mysteries.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • First film, Thriller
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Other
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Synopsis
    • Sonja Daneel is on her way to her new job as receptionist at the well-known Hotel Njala near Hazyview when she is involved in a car accident. After that, her life changes irrevocably.
      As she stumbles out of her car, she realises that she can’t remember who she is or why she was on her way to the hotel. Sonja has amnesia. The only thing she remembers is that she saw a wolf standing in the road before the accident.
      But surely there aren’t wolves in the Hazyview area … or are there?
      Sonja also realises that she, in her previous life, had been connected to the Hotel Njala inexplicably and she is determined to find out how.
      Several people seem to want to prevent her from regaining her memory, such as the enigmatic Jan Joubert who is married to Diane Joubert, the owner of the hotel. He hardly says a word but communicates with Sonja by putting red roses on her bed.
      Diane Joubert, who barely has enough energy to save the hotel from bankruptcy, perplexes Sonja. Diana’s daughter, Adéle, runs the hotel with an iron fist and makes it clear that she doesn’t welcome Sonja’s presence. Adéle’s younger sister, Maggie, is a shy introvert who mechanically follows orders while dreaming of the day that she might inherit the hotel.
      Ryno Lategan is an outgoing tour guide who is concerned about Sonja’s welfare and who promises to help her regain her memory. Sonja falls in love with him, but he keeps his distance. The conceited Armand Naudé also puzzles Sonja. He is a game ranger and the owner of Pendula Game Reserve and wants to gain ownership of the Hotel Njala to add it to his business empire.
      These characters’ lives all change dramatically with the arrival of Sonja Daneel and when a murder is committed. Conrad Nolte, a lieutenant with a diabolical sense of humour, is tasked with solving the murder and soon suspects that all is not as it seems. He is assisted by Sergeant Bertha Matthee, who not only tries to solve the murder, but is also trying to bag a man in the process.
      When a second murder is committed, all these characters’ lives head to a dramatic and violent climax.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 01, 2012