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Of Good Report

After engaging in an illicit affair with one of his pupils, English teacher Parker Sithole spirals into an abyss of obsession that eventually turns to murder.

A cinephile’s passionate homage to classic film noir, Of Good Report is an evocative yet humorous story about a demented teacher’s attempt and getting away with the murder of a teenage beauty queen.

The film is a serial killer origins story about how a social misfit turns into an inadequate man hellbent on satisfying his shameful lust. It is Little Red Riding Hood, told from the wolf’s perspective.



Cast & Crew

Produced by Michael Auret and Luzuko Dilima
Coproducer: Compass Films with the support of the Icelandic Film Centre
Directed by Jamil X.T. Qubeka
Written by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka
Starring Mothusi Magano, Petronella Tshuma, Tshamano Sebe, Lee-Ann van Rooi and Tina Jaxa


The Guardian – Jahmil XT Qubeka…brings some scalding steam-heat with a sensational noir thriller

The Star – Why Ban Something So Compelling?

The Times – One of the most brilliant films to have been made in South Africa

Daily Maverick – A fine, serious, ambitious, beautifully-shot and well-acted piece of art

City Press – Unbanned Film Gets Cinema Release

The Guardian – South Africa’s censors ban film about predatory teacher

The Hollywood Reporter – Durban Film Festival Unveils Lineup

Screen Africa – DIFF announces opening night film

Times LIVE – Killer to draw first blood

The Guardian – African films to look out for

Dispatch Online – Filmmaker smiles all the way to Durban