Laura and Sam are obsessed with film noir. In their sun-drenched apartment in Miami, they watch 1940's black and white movies, whose characters move in shadows and narrow slats of light. They're fascinated by a Hollywood genre without happy endings, where everyone is corrupt, where lovers betray one another, where the war might be over and the boys might be home, but where nothing is going back to the way it was.
"good quick hitter"
In the dying days of South Africa's Apartheid Era, as protests around the world call for an end to minority white rule, Cobus Steyn is on patrol with his local Commando Unit near the isolated Afrikaans village where he lives. His beloved wife Sannie and their young son are at the center of his world and his news comes from Apartheid government broadcasts and alarmist gossip.