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Flatland

by Jenna Bass Border Lines

A strap-on dildo, a horse stable, a pistol and some blood: shy Natalie’s wedding night ends dramatically, forcing her and her heavily pregnant, rebellious friend Poppie to flee to the Karoo semi-desert. On their heels is policewoman Beauty Cuba, who is searching for a murderer. In the battle for self- determination, the three dissimilar women embark on a wild journey through a deeply divided country. FLATLAND is an idiosyncratic, humorous, and fascinating Roadmovie that illustrates South African society and its deep-seated inequality with unabashed directness. This third work by exciting filmmaker and screenwriter Jenna Bass opened the Berlinale’s “Panorama” section this year.


  • Genre: Roadmovie
  • Country, Year: South Africa, Luxembourg, Germany, 2019
  • Runtime: 117 Min
  • Languages: Afrikaans, English
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Director: Jenna Bass
  • Cast: Faith Baloyi, Nicole Fortuin, Izel Bezuidenhout, De Klerk Oelofse, Eric Nobbs
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  • Screenplay: Jenna Bass
  • Cinematography: Sarah Cunningham
  • Editor: Jacques de Villiers
  • Sound: Jade Hill
  • Music: Bao-Tran Tran
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  • Producers: David Horler, Désirée Nosbusch, Alexandra Hoesdorff, Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
  • Co-Producer: Titus Kreyenberg
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  • Production Companies: Proper Film, Deal Productions, IGC Films, unafilm GmbH
  • World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH
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