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A guy wakes up in the middle of an arid landscape dressed in a superhero outfit. He has no idea who he is or how he got there. Lebo, a small black boy stumbles upon the man and is flabbergasted at the sight of his outfit. The boy genuinely believes he’s stumbled upon a real life superhero.

The kid offers to take him to his house in a nearby township and on their journey back the two start to develop an unlikely friendship.

But, when they finally get to Lebo’s house, the young boy’s older brother is surprisingly hostile to the man. The man soon realises that all is not what it seems and as his memory slowly starts to return his sinister connection to Lebo’s brother starts to unfold.
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Copyright © 2009 Hanneke Schutte

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Previous screenings

Durban International Film Festival | 2009
22 Jul – 2 Aug | Durban, South Africa
11 Sep – 12 Oct | Soweto, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, Durban, South Africa
South African Film and Television Awards | 2010
20 Feb | Pretoria, South Africa
24 Feb – 28 Feb | Stockholm, Sweden
4 Mar – 12 Mar | London, United Kingdom
20 Apr – 25 Apr | Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany
12 May – 22 May | Cannes, France
Filminitiativ Köln E.v. | 2010
1 Sep – 21 Sep | Cologne, Germany
4 Sep – 6 Sep | Seattle, United States

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Saw it in Stockholm, really enjoyed it.
5 Mar 2010 | Anonymous

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