- Rosalie Doubal
- 24 August 2009
This article is from 2009.
Inflammatory drivel about a meddling British couple’s troubled stay in a Johannesburg hostel. Insult, slur and damaging secrets are awkwardly tossed between an Afrikaans handyman, a Zimbabwean refugee, a philandering hostel owner, his Spanish lover and finger-pointing wife. In attempting to counter a nauseatingly self-righteous strain of gap-year sensibility, shoddy writing and generally weak performances here misplace the emphasis to devastating effect.
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