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Hopeville  1726

Release date: Fri 3 Sep 2010
Running time:91 (1h31’)
Age restriction:10m

One man's courage to live out his values.

Hopeville tells the story of Amos, a reformed alcoholic on a mission to forge a relationship with his estranged son, Themba. When father and son arrive in the dusty town of Hopeville, they discover a mean little community where apathy, fear and suspicion are the order of the day. When Amos decides to restore the public swimming pool so that the young people of the town can enjoy some recreation and his son can pursue a swimming career, he is met with scepticism and resistance from the town's authorities and its inhabitants. Through patience, determination and courage, Amos' selfless act ripples through Hopeville, inspiring others to take action and to do what they know is right. Slowly but surely, good ripples through Hopeville, transforming the town and its inhabitants for good.

Genre: Drama
Cast: Desmond Dube, Jody Abrahams, Jonathan Pienaar, Tshegofatso Khunou, Thema Ndaba, Junior Singo
Directed by: John Trengove
Screenplay: John Trengove
Music: Murray Anderson
Produced by: Harriet Gavshon, Mariki van der Walt
Language: English

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