Director: Jyoti Mistry
Country: South Africa
Year: 2015
Duration: 88 min



Musgrave 6 18 July 2015 14:15 PM
Elangeni Hotel 26 July 2015 14:00 PM

An exclusive safari lodge, the who’s who of South Africa’s new politically connected elite is gathering to celebrate the engagement party of Zanele Majola, a minister’s daughter, to Lifa Mapufo, a rising political star. An open truck of delighted tourists; the morning game drive makes a grisly discovery. The mauled remains of Zanele’s ravaged corpse in the pristine beauty of the African wilderness. Two young lovers, Derren and Echo, waiters at the safari lodge are brought in for questioning.  Their complicity in the Zanele’s murder seems obvious and Dingane Fakude, Special Crimes Unit, arrives to investigate the murder hoping for a swift conviction in order to protect his politically powerful masters. Aiding him in the investigation is the small town cop, Naveed Khan, a self-styled outcast and trained psychologist.  But things are not as they appear.  What looks like an open and shut case soon leads to a maze of deceit and revenge. In a dramatic standoff which tests the limits of his partnership with Naveed, Dingane must make a choice whether to put aside his political affiliations and save the life of an innocent child, or satisfy his obligations to the puppet masters.

Impunity is Jyoti Mistry’s debut narrative feature following on from her acclaimed work in experimental filmmaking.  Other works include: I Mile What I Like and Bull on the Rood.


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