Cut-Out Girls

In every moment lies a choice.

Cut-Out Girls
This South African film is about how six young women’s lives are altered by the actions of two aspiring sportsmen.

87 minutes.
No persons under 18 (Language, Sex, Drug abuse).
Sex, Thriller, South African.
Your place or mine?
Your place or mine?


Joel Rosenblatt, Ashleigh van der Hoven, Cody Mountain, Atlanta Johnson, Meghan Oberholzer, Keziah Gabriel, Chloe Papademetriou, Michelle Scott
Nicola Hanekom
ScreenplayNicola Hanekom, Matthew Kalil
MusicPierre-Henri Wicomb
CinematographyBrett Rayner
EditingBrett Rayner
Sound formatsDolby Surround 7.1
Made in2018
Produced byHaas en Kaas

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

LanguageStrong, frequent use of language.
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceLow impact, infrequent.
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsContains scenes of sexual violence.
This is a South African film. Mike and Kev are best friends as well as tennis doubles partners with dreams of becoming great sportsmen one day. Kevin gets a hold of a performance enhancing drug so that they can get “an edge” in the competition. It becomes clear as the film progresses that the young men were also using the performance enhancing drug as a date rape drug on unsuspecting women and having sex with them while they were unconscious.

The content contains complex and mature themes of sexual violence, living a double life, abuse of power, blackmailing others, friendship, depression and suicide as a result of, drug and substance abuse and fulfilling unhealthy sexual fantasies. These themes are within a drama context that may be emotionally and psychologically disturbing for sensitive viewers. Viewers below the age of 18 may be morally harmed as the material may encourage antisocial behaviour and unhealthy fantasies. Mature audiences 18 and older may be able to understand the underlying message against sexual violence and sexual predators in the film and may find it relevant to current day issues.
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
Rozanne Els quote iconLike the unheard voices that have been silenced far too long (and, incredulously, this silencing continues,) the film doesn’t just need a platform, it is owed one.
Leon van Nierop quote iconCUT-OUT GIRLS is ‘n uitstekende rolprent oor twee jong sportmanne wat meisies op ‘n gruwelike wyse misbruik, en die gevolge daarvan vir almal.

Average .. 78%



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