Fynbos
South Africa (ZA), 2013, 96 minutes, HD
Fynbos Synopsis

A real estate developer, on the brink of bankruptcy, travels with his wife to a lavish and remote glass house bordering an informal settlement on a sweeping landscape in the Western Cape of South Africa. He’s desperate to sell the property. When his wife goes inexplicably missing, stifled by a sense of looming distrust and financial pressure, he is caught in a maze of missteps and uncertainty.

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Reviewed by edwinjamescalin
Visually appealing but viewers are quite disappointed because it seems to lack the depth and substance.  The opening scene where the wife Meryl was shown throwing her passport and other... more
Visually appealing but viewers are quite disappointed because it seems to lack the depth and substance.  The opening scene where the wife Meryl was shown throwing her passport and other valuables in a trash can and then reporting to the police that she has been robbed is quite puzzling, painting the picture that all is not well with her. Quite puzzled what the title is all about and found out that it's a kind of vegetation and heather-like trees that grow on the southern tip of Africa. This is a thriller movie that holds much promise but somehow confuses at some point. Still worth checking out!
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Reviewed by nikkareyes
This psychological thriller is about Richard, a real estate developer who's bent on selling a remote glass house and tags along Merly, his wife, who seems to have issues of... more
This psychological thriller is about Richard, a real estate developer who's bent on selling a remote glass house and tags along Merly, his wife, who seems to have issues of her own.  While it was not detailed there are hints that the wife-husband relationship is quite off, there' s a sinister cloud weighing in between them and when Merly goes missing viewers seem to come to a conclusion.  Aside from Merly and Richard there are  at least 3 characters whose roles are pivotal, that of  house sitter VJ and his girlfriend Renee as well as the police woman played by Sthandiwe Kgoroge.  There seems to be no definitive conclusions to this movie and viewers are left with questions. There were some points at the film that seem to drag but I think the saving grace is the sweeping and visually enigmatic cinematography.  No wonder, this movie won Best Cinematography at the Slamdance Film Festival.  
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  • has a bit of a Skoonheid/SA New Wave vibe to it. Me like!

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