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Layla Fourie

Layla Fourie, a young single mother in South Africa, receives a job assignment as polygraphist. In the constant presence of mistrust, lies and fear Layla soon becomes a suspect herself.


Cast & Crew

Directed by Pia Marais
Produced by Pandora Filmproduktion, DV8 Films, Spier Films, Cinémadefacto, Topkapi Film
Starring Rayna Cambell and August Diehl


Jury’s Special Mention – Berlin International Film Festival – 2013

News and Reviews

Hollywood Reporter – Noir-ish thriller from writer-director Pia Marais finds the post-apartheid nation still scarred by guilt, suspicion and lies.

Variety – an all-too-rare dose of female perspective from South Africa”

Screen Daily – “Marais’s rich and provocative premise is given special urgency by the fact that a black South African single mother makes a particularly vulnerable heroine”

Indiewire – Shooting Underway For South African Thriller “Layla Fourie” Starring Brit Rayna Campbell

The New Age – Layla Fourie impresses in Berlin