THE MAN IN THE MIRROR
This beautifully told Zulu story was written by Brett Halliday and will be rewritten into the Zulu tongue by Bhekisisa Walter Mncube. A tale of brotherhood, betrayal and redemption in post apartheid South Africa.
The Man in the Mirror is a contemporary psychological drama set in South Africa. It depicts four characters who must confront new challenges in the South Africa of today. Mpiyakhe is a man torn between traditional Zulu values and his successful life as a businessman in Johannesburg. Vusi harbours resentment for Mpiyakhe, for an accusation that left a stain on his character many years ago, compounded by the fact Mpiyakhe was a suitor for Vusi’s wife, Thembi. Mpiyakhe’s success attracts Thembi and intimidates Vusi. Sizwe hides a secret from his rural community that he must conceal at all costs as it contradicts the value system of the tribe. Johan, once a pillar in the apartheid regime was the policeman who, along with the die-hard racist, lieutenant Van Zyl, was responsible for Mpiyakhe’s father, Nondabayakhe’s arrest. Johan is now down and out, and estranged from his liberal daughter. The clock is ticking for him as he fights his innermost demons.
The Man in the Mirror will not only tell a moving Zulu story but will showcase the tapestry of Zulu culture and will feature The Royal Zulu Reed Dance, beautiful landscapes and a talented cast of A-list South African actors who we feel will do justice to the story. Scheduled to film at the beginning of November, Covid permitting. Watch this space for updates.
A FILM BY BRETT HALLIDAY
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