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LONG Métrage | 2000
Kin
Titre original : Kin – Sur la piste des éléphants
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Durée : 89 minutes
Genre : drame
Type : fiction

Français

Aux confins du désert de Namibie, Anne se consacre entièrement à la protection des éléphants. Une dangereuse mission qu’elle assure surtout contre les braconniers. Tandis que la vie s’écoule plutôt paisiblement auprès de son frère Marius, un pasteur, elle voit arriver Stone, un avocat américain en quête d’identité. Une irruption qui bouleverse son existence au moment même où les chasseurs d’ivoire redoublent d’activité…




Royaume-Uni, Afrique du Sud (2000)
Avec : Miranda Otto, Isaiah Washington, Chris Chameleon, Moses Kandjoze, Ndondoro Hevita, Susan Coetzer, Martin Stefanus


Scénario : Elaine Proctor
Bande son : Justin Adams
Durée : 1h30


Dir: Elaine Proctor.
2000. 35mm. 90mins.

Exec prod: Miles Donnelly.
Prod: Margaret Matheson.
Scr: Elaine Proctor.
DoP: Amelia Vincent.
Prod des: Mark Wilby.
Music: Justin Adams.
Main cast: Miranda Otto, Isaiah Washington, Chris Chameleon, Moses Kandjoze, Ndondoro Hevita, Susan Coetzer, Martin Stefanus.
Budget: Just under £3m.
Funding: British Screen, Arts Council of England, Cinequanon, BSkyB.

Production Company:
BARD ENTERTAINMENTS
Union Hall
27-20 Union Street
London SE1 1SD
Tel: (44) 20 7787 2778
Fax: (44) 20 7787 8710
Email: [email protected]

Sales Agent:
Regent International
(1) 310 260 3383
Territories sold: South Africa

English

South African-born Elaine Proctor’s Kin was inspired by a community-based conservation scheme in the Koakoveld in Namibia. The story charts the emotional journey of Anna (Miranda Otto), who lives with her brother (Chris Chameleon) in the remote Namibian desert, working for wildlife conservation. When she falls for a black American traveller (Isaiah Washington), the conflict with her brother forces her to choose between the US and the home she loves.

« It’s a film about learning to love, » says Proctor, whose previous films, « Friends » and « On The Wire », have won her fans on the international festival circuit.

Because filming in the Koakoveld was too impractical, Kin was shot south of Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, on the edge of the desert, which provides a stunning background to the drama. Music was used to highlight the film’s themes.

« We wanted the beginning and end to be quite epic, to accentuate the massive continent of Africa and the very powerful forces of nature that we see throughout the film, » says Proctor. « It’s a very emotional film. The romance goes all wrong and through a sequence of images, we realise that it’s not going to work. »


The film premiered at the Taormina Film Festival in July 2000.



Director:Elaine Proctor

Writer:Elaine Proctor


Genre:Drama

Cast (Cast overview, first billed only)

Miranda Otto… Anna
Isaiah Washington… Stone
Chris Chameleon… Marius
Moses Kandjoze… Naniserri
Ndondoro Hevita… Old Man
Susan Coetzer… Katinka
Martin Stefanus… Pahere
Cornelius Tjiuma… Chohorerwa
Nthati Moshesh… Kata
Bart Fouche… Rob
Timmy Kwebulana… Nongalo
Ron Smerczak… Hans
Dan Robbertse… Geologist
Beverley Narimes… Rob’s maid
Gottfried Kanao… Anti-poaching unit


Runtime: 89 min
Country:South Africa | UK
Language:English
Color:Color
Aspect Ratio:2.35 : 1 more
Sound Mix:Mono
Certification:Iceland:L | Australia:MA (original rating) | Australia:M (cable rating) | UK:15
Filming Locations:Solitaire, Namibia
Company:Arts Council of England more

Release Dates:
Italy 5 July 2000 (Taormina Film Festival)
France 22 February 2002 (TV premiere)
UK 3 July 2002 (Commonwealth Film Festival)
UK 30 August 2002


Production Companies
Arts Council of England
Bard Entertainments
British Screen Productions
British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB)

Distributors
Cinequanon Pictures International Inc.
Regent Entertainment

Special Effects
Digital Film at the Moving Picture Company, London

Other Companies
Moonlighting Films production services: South Africa (as Moonlighting)
Sylvia Wheeler Film Services negative cutting

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