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Little One (2013)

Sometimes healing comes from the most unexpected places.


Darrell Roodt (as Darrell James Roodt)


Darrell Roodt (as Darrell James Roodt)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lindiwe Ndlovu Lindiwe Ndlovu ... Pauline
Vuyelwa Msimang Vuyelwa Msimang ... Little One (Vuyelwa)
Mutodi Neshehe Mutodi Neshehe ... Detective Morena
Nompumelelo Nyiyane Nompumelelo Nyiyane ... Nurse
Luzuko Nqeto Luzuko Nqeto ... Jacob
Vicky Kente Vicky Kente ... Florence
Vusi Msimang Vusi Msimang ... Vusi
Richard Lukunku Richard Lukunku ... Detective #2
Tami Baleka Tami Baleka ... Matron
Sarah Kozlowski ... Social Worker
Jonathan Taylor Jonathan Taylor ... Doctor
Samela Tyelbooi Samela Tyelbooi ... ICU Nurse
Thuli Msimang Thuli Msimang ... Little One's Mother
Tshepiso Mokgosi Tshepiso Mokgosi ... Kid #1
Mpho Molwasei Mpho Molwasei ... Kid #2


Sometimes healing comes from the most unexpected places.

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Drama | Family



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South Africa


Zulu | English

Release Date:

26 April 2013 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Umfaan See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa


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The official submission of South Africa to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

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Kindness can overcome evil
14 January 2018 | by peter-legisaSee all my reviews

The movie treats the theme of child abuse: the aftermath of two horrific cases involving very young children. We see the professionals trying to help the victim with limited success.

We also witness the redeeming value of compassion and good deeds done by a woman from a poor neighbourhood in South Africa. The helper hardly has any money to spare, but has a big heart. She also wants to heal her own loss.

The depiction of life in the neighbourhood was quite interesting to me. I do no travel any more, so this film was a good substitute for personally exploring other worlds. Characters include a sympathetic detective and appear very convincing. The dialogues are also good. And what is most important, the movie shows that human kindness can overcome even absolute evil.

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