204 Getting Away With Murder (DVD): Review

The Film

Almost every South African has heard about businessman Brett Kebble, and the many shocking stories and conspiracy theories surrounding his murder. 204: Getting Away With Murder tries to dispel some of those claims, and attempts to look at the facts, through interviews and reenactments.

The content is sure to be of interest to many South Africans, and ex pats alike. Unfortunately, the packaging of this information is not what it should, or could have been. It feels more like a film school project, where the editor has tried a collection of presets, rather than a professional documentary.

If you can get past the ammeter look and feel of the editing and creative choices, at the heart of it, there is some great content. Interviews by the alleged perpetrators do shed light on the fact that under the right circumstances, the smaller fish can get away with murder, when there are bigger fish to fry.

Disc And Bonus Features

The disc is encoded at a high bitrate, however some creative choices mean that archive news footage looks worse that what it could. Most of the soundtrack is dialogue, so the centre speaker on any theatre system will be dominant.

Bonus features include an EPK (which is basically a behind the scenes featurette), and a music video, which considering the subject matter of the main feature, does feel rather out of place.

204: Getting Away With Murder is available now to purchase, on disc, in SA.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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