The Cane Field Killings (2021)
Wednesday 20th April 2022
Spanning the tropical coastlines and vast sugarcane plantations of South Africa, The Cane Field Killings, a brand new, gritty, and enthralling crime-drama from award-winning writer-creator, Rohan Dickson (The Wild) arrives on UK shores. This South African noir aired as Reyka in South Africa and is the first of its kind, delivering a fresh and unique perspective for audiences across the globe.
Led by a strong female protagonist played by Kim Engelbrecht (The Flash, Raised by Wolves) as Reyka, and a standout performance from lauded British actor Iain Glen (Game of Thrones, Resident Evil), The Cane Field Killings boasts high production values, dramatic, visually stunning landscapes, and memorable characters. This refreshing, remarkable thriller from director Zee Ntuli (Lokoza) is set for its DVD and digital release on 30 May 2022 from Acorn Media International.
Brilliant but broken criminal profiler, Reyka Gama (Kim Engelbrecht) returns to her beautiful hometown of KwaZulu-Natal to track down and bring to justice a rampant serial killer who has been violently murdering women, discarding their dead and burnt bodies in the sugarcanes, to be lost forever.
But it soon becomes clear that Reyka's reasons for returning to her homeland are far more complex than they first appeared, and she finds herself drawn back to the source of a nightmarish childhood trauma that continues to haunt her... a man named Angus Speelman (Iain Glen).
Forced to face her demons both past and present Reyka embarks on a high-stakes fight for the truth amidst a web dark, deadly secrets and deception.
More than your typical tale of a troubled detective, there's an incredible amount of beauty in the story - the jubilance of a country with its shiny new democracy, breath-taking backdrops, and an awe-inspiring woman at the helm.
But scratch beneath the surface, and you'll uncover dark and deadly secrets... Discover The Cane Field Killings - a gritty thriller like no other, that promises to grip viewers from the get-go.
The sterling cast includes a host of South African A-listers including: Anna-Mart van der Merwe (Poppie Nongena), Thando Thabeth (Housekeepers), Mavuso Simelane (Deutschland 86), Hamilton Dlamini (Isithembiso), Kenneth Nkosi (District 9), Gerald Steyn (Trackers), Fiona Ramsey (Chappie), Desmond Dube (How to Ruin Christmas), and introducing teen rising-star Gabrielle de Gamt.
- Behind the Scenes Featurette with Cast and Crew
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.