Local crime drama takes audience to streets of Hillbrow

Local crime drama takes audience to streets of Hillbrow

The new SA film, shot on location in Johannesburg, focuses on a women determined to do anything she sets her mind to, even though she finds herself living in difficult circumstances. 

Dora's Peace

Dora’s Peace, starring Khabonina Qubeka and directed by Kosta Kalarytis, tells the story of Dora, a Hillbrow prostitute, who sets out to save a gifted young boy from the violent clutches of organised crime. In the process, she is forced to rediscover aspects of her own lost humanity.

The film features an ensemble cast including Danny Keogh (Invictus, Starship Troopers 3: Marauder), Hlubi Mboya (iNumber Number, How to Steal 2 Million), Ronnie Nyakale (Jerusalema, Blood Diamond), and 12-year old Paballo Koza (Thola, The Blanket).

Yes, she's a hooker, but she's also smart, sassy and tough as nails.

Now in her forties, she has seen it all. 

She’s sold her body on the streets, been locked-up and used by the cops, abused and beaten by customers. 

But it wasn’t always like that. Once, she had been in demand, and had even been in a relationship with Stavro, a Greek bookie who she still sees occasionally. Into her solitary existence comes 12-year old Peace, a talented artist and the son of a druggie neighbour. 

Before long Dora will be forced to make a decision – protect Peace from the bad guys or let them win. 

The movie will be released on 26 August 2016.

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