First Look at Netflix’s Newest Film, the Gripping “Heart of the Hunter”

The film, directed by the incomparable Mandlakayise Walter Dube,  (SAFTA Winning Silverton Siege),  is set in a post-democratic South Africa where one man’s mission to save his family escalates into a fight to stop a corrupt politician from taking the presidential seat. Heart of The Hunter is the on-screen adaptation of the book of the same name, written by beloved South African novelist and screenwriter Deon Meyer.

Bonko Khoza leads as Zuko Khumalo, an unassuming family man with a deadly past. His tranquil world is abruptly turned upside down when an old colleague calls on him to honour an oath he made,  and save the country from venal political interests.  The tension ratchets up when he resists being pulled back into his previous life, but it becomes clear that it poses a deadly threat to his domestic ambitions and the peaceful family life he holds so dear.

The film boasts an impressive roster of iconic South African actors, including Connie Ferguson, Masasa Mbangeni, Tim Theron, Deon Coetzee, Peter Butler, Sisanda Henna and Connie Chiume.  It is a fast-paced, tense suspense thriller set against the backdrop of incredible South African locations.

By Andrew Germishuys

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