When the money goes wrong, everything goes wrong.

A computer whizz and prodigal son, doing international aid work, returns to his home in Mayfair, Johannesburg, to find that his father is in over his head with some ruthless Somalis. The son is reluctant to become involved, but when his girlfriend and baby sister are kidnapped due to a failed pay-off, he has to make a choice: does his remain true to his family, or his religion?

94 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Action, Crime, Drama, South African.
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Ronak Patani, Wayne van Rooyen, Ameera Patel, Rajesh Gopie, Ilse Klink, Warren Masemola, Jack Devnarain
Sara Blecher
ScreenplayNeil McCarthy
MusicPhilip Miller
CinematographyMiles Goodall
EditingMegan Gill
Made in2018
Produced byReal Eyes

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction thriller
LanguageStrong, frequent use of crude language.
ViolenceStrong impact, strongly implied violence that includes gun violence and abduction, frequent.
PrejudiceLow, very infrequent verbal references that were disapproved of.
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThis film contains complex and mature themes that interrogate issues of family, money laundering, humanitarian aid, greed or the love of money, betrayal, murder, abduction and crime, presented within a drama context set in the predominantly Muslin suburb of Mayfair, Johannesburg. The film is laced with a sense of threat and menace, and also within realistic and dark settings that intensify the drama context and may be upsetting, confusing, distressing or inappropriate for viewers below the age of 16. Viewers 16 and older are mature enough to appreciate themes as they have been presented in the film as well as the entertainment value, and not be morally harmed.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.


Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Herschelle Benjamin quote iconSA-misdaaddrama 'Mayfair' boei enduit.
Rozanne Els quote iconMayfair is a much richer blend of themes than what any genre classification (in this instance it is most likely to be labelled a gangster drama) can completely encompass. Oftentimes, the process of integrating multiple plot points that don’t necessarily serve to further the same theme can become a confusing or tedious viewing experience. But the elements of this story are greatly compelling, and Blecher methodically pulls each of these closer together to eventually become a tight and gripping conclusion.

Average .. 63%



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