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Namibian Premiere: "Devil’s Lair" by Riaan Hendricks


Info   Entrance: 20,- Nam$


The Devil’s Lair is a complex and nuanced film that asks very hard question on the relationships between poverty, crime, violence and bonds that bind families together despite the odds. Ageing gangster Braaim is a drug dealer and the leader of the gang, The Nice Time Kids. In this verite style film, we dive deep into the constrictive, claustrophobic space of a Mitchell’s Plein gang leader whose plans for escaping a life of poverty have still not and probably never will, come to fruition. A pacy, gritty ride through the underworld of a deadly turf war that doesn’t give in to the sensationalist glamour of the “gangster.” Rather the film is a mature reflection on the relationship between poverty and freedom that surprises the viewer with its intimate portrayal of a world of despair, entrapment, contrasts, and unceasing hope.

Presented by AfricAvenir and Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC).

Devil's Lair
Riaan Hendricks, produced by Namibian Neil Brandt
South Africa 2013 | 82 min

  • Best World Cinema Award, New Zealand International Documentary Edge Festival
  • Special Mention, 24th Festival Cinema Africano Asia Latin Americana, Milan
  • Special Jury Award, Luxor International Film Festival
  • Best Documentary Feature, & Best Editing, 2014 South African Film & Television Awards
  • Best Feature Documentary, Screen Excellence Awards, Durban
  • Best South African Documentary, Jozi Film Festival

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