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Ellen - Die Ellen Pakkies Storie (Afrikaans, DVD) Loot Price: R98
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Ellen - Die Ellen Pakkies Storie (Afrikaans, DVD)

Jill Levenberg, Jarrid Geduld, Elton Landrew, Clint Brink, Ilse Klink

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Based on true events, Ellen tells of the troubled relationship between a mother and her drug-addicted son - a relationship that will eventually drive her to the edge and lead to his murder.

In 2007, the death of 20 year old Abie Pakkies created a stir in South Africa and the world. The most disturbing part of the case was that the murderer was his mother, Ellen. When advocate Adrian Samuels takes on the case, he is determined to prove that Ellen Pakkies had no choice. But what compelled her to stop seeking help? How does a mother become desperate enough to take her own son's life?

Told across two timelines, Ellen is the harrowing account of a woman put through the penal system, tried for murder and driven by an unflinching love for her son. It delves into the inner psyche of a family ravaged by drugs in one of the most dangerous communities in South Africa. A scourge that extends beyond the Cape Flats and highlights a systematic failure to protect the poorest of the poor.

General

Studio: Moving Billboard Picture Company
Release date: December 2018
Actors: Jill Levenberg • Jarrid Geduld • Elton Landrew • Clint Brink • Ilse Klink
Dimensions: 192 x 135 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: DVD
Running time: 1 hour, 56 minutes
Region encoding: Region 2. This DVD will play in all South African DVD players.
Audio format: Dolby Digital 5.1  Dolby Digital 5.1
Languages: Afrikaans
Subtitles: English
Age restriction: 13 LV
Categories: DVD > Afrikaans
DVD > Drama
DVD > Feature Film
DVD > True Story
DVD > Shipping in 24hrs
LSN: XLG-TPH-6FH-4
Barcode: 6004416138443

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Thu, 16 Jan 2020 | Review by: Susan M

This should be required viewing in all schools. The results of experimenting with drugs and the heart-breaking outcome of dependency, is a salutary lesson all young people need to know.

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