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The Fox Has Four Eyes

South Africa, 1960 (MIFF 1960, Programme 19)

Director: Jamie Uys

This is the story of tribal witchcraft, ritual, murder,and the frenzied efforts of a bereaved father to avenge the killing of his daughter. This becomes his obsession, and his determination finally causes him to be arrested for attempted murder and he is sentences to prison. While in prison he hears that the murderer of his child and the witchdoctor have both been convicted. The film's aim is to indicate that South Africa's penal system recognizes primitive passions, but through a process of careful rehabilitation induces the primitive mind to accept Western ideas of law.

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