Dora's Peace takes audiences into the mean streets of Hillbrow

2016-06-21 15:54

Cape Town - There’s a new film, shot on location in Johannesburg and releasing in August 2016, that focuses on a woman determined to do anything she sets her mind to, even though she finds herself living in difficult circumstances. 

Dora’s Peace, starring Khabonina Qubeka and directed by Kosta Kalarytis, tells the story of Dora, a Hillbrow prostitute, who sets out to save a gifted young boy from the violent clutches of organised crime. In the process, she is forced to rediscover aspects of her own lost humanity.

The film features an ensemble cast including Danny Keogh (Invictus, Starship Troopers 3: Marauder), Hlubi Mboya (iNumber Number, How to Steal 2 Million), Ronnie Nyakale (Jerusalema, Blood Diamond), and 12-year old Paballo Koza (Thola, The Blanket).

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“The film deals with underworld characters that inhabit Hillbrow,” says Kalarytis. “Aspects of my own Greek background and culture are also incorporated, which I don’t think has been done before in a South African movie. In making the film, the most important aspect was the relationship between Dora and the young boy, Peace. We knew if we could make that work, we stood a good chance of making a great movie.”

The film hits cinemas nationwide on 26 August 2016.

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