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      A Reasonable Man

      1999 1 hr. 41 min. Crime Drama List
      Reviews When Sipho (Loyiso Gxwala), a boy in rural South Africa, is accused of murdering an infant, lawyer Sean Raine (Gavin Hood) offers to defend him on the grounds that the youth genuinely thought that he was killing an evil entity called a "tikoloshe." An expatriate revisiting South Africa for the first time in years, Sean has personal reasons for taking the boy's case, stemming from his guilt over an incident that happened while he was serving as a soldier. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A quality thinking man's courtroom drama. Rated: B Mar 15, 2016 Full Review Steve Rhodes Internet Reviews The beauty of the script, which mixes in large doses of witchdoctors and rural superstitions, is that it is always genuine and plausible. Rated: 3/4 Jul 30, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis When Sipho (Loyiso Gxwala), a boy in rural South Africa, is accused of murdering an infant, lawyer Sean Raine (Gavin Hood) offers to defend him on the grounds that the youth genuinely thought that he was killing an evil entity called a "tikoloshe." An expatriate revisiting South Africa for the first time in years, Sean has personal reasons for taking the boy's case, stemming from his guilt over an incident that happened while he was serving as a soldier.
      Director
      Gavin Hood
      Executive Producer
      Scott Meek, Philip Key
      Screenwriter
      Gavin Hood
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Sound Mix
      Surround