Xhosa Release date2004 WriterSuzanne Kay Bamford, Mark Bamford
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The Cape of Good Hope is a 2004 South African comedy drama film written and produced by Suzanne Kay Bamford and her husband Mark Bamford under the direction of Mark Bamford. It was Mark Bamford's first feature film after his critically praised short, Hero (2001).
The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival in 2004.
The story revolves around an animal rescue shelter and the characters who work there. Kate runs the shelter and is involved with a married man, oblivious to the romantic interests of Morne, the local veterinarian. Sharifa, the receptionist, is desperately struggling to have a child and satisfy her husband. And handyman Jean Claude finds himself torn between his love for a single mother and the desire to emigrate.
Debbie Brown as Kate
Eriq Ebouaney as Jean Claude
Nthati Moshesh as Lindiwe
Morne Visser as Morne
Quanita Adams as Sharifa
David Isaacs as Habib
Kamo Masilo as Thabo
Nick Boraine as Stephen van Heern
Gideon Emery as Miles
Austin Film Festival, 2004 - Won, Audience award: Best Narrative Feature-Undistributed; Mark Bamford
Austin Film Festival, 2004 - Won, Feature Film Award: Best Narrative Feature; Mark Bamford
National Board of Review, USA, 2005 - Won, Special Recognition: For Excellence on Filmmaking
Image Awards, 2006 - Nominated, Image Award: Outstanding Independent or Foreign Film