The Tree

in post-production

A fugitive addict loses track of her child when she leaves him behind alone. Fear meets hope. Anger meets love. Loss meets meaning. One night, one city, four lives changed forever and bound together by the unblinking gaze of this innocent child.


A night like no other in a dangerous neighborhood in Cape Town. A mother leaves her child by himself at night as she searches for a way to earn money to buy his medicine. The child, now lost, wanders the city streets alone. A policeman and his girlfriend drift apart. A nurse yearns for motherhood. The policeman must confront his black sheep brother, who uses the lost child’s mother to fulfill his darkest sexual fantasies. When the lost child is rescued from the streets and brought to the nurse, she suddenly knows what to do. One city, many intertwined lives – changed in a single night.


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Director: Louw Venter
Genre: Drama
English title: The Tree
Country of production: South Africa
Year of production: expected in 2019
Color: Color

Original language: Africaans, English, Shona
Cast: Inge Beckmann, Gideon Lombard, Tarryn Wyngaard, Niza Jay, Neil Heyns
Scriptwriter: Louw Venter
Director of photography: Pierre de Villiers
Producers: Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw
Production company: Urucu Media


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