A Reasonable Man

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A Reasonable Man
A Reasonable Man.jpg
Directed by Gavin Hood
Produced by Gavin Hood
Paul Raleigh
Written by Gavin Hood
Starring Gavin Hood
Nigel Hawthorne
Janine Eser
Music by Neill Solomon
Cinematography Buster Reynolds
Edited by Avril Beukes
Distributed by Pandora Cinema
Release date
  • August 13, 1999 (1999-08-13) (South Africa)
  • October 15, 1999 (1999-10-15) (Chicago)
Running time
103 minutes
Country South Africa
Language English
Budget $61,000[1]
Box office $45,000 (South Africa)

A Reasonable Man is a 1999 South African-French crime drama thriller produced, written, starring, and directed by Gavin Hood.


Sean Raine, an ex-army officer with issues of his own, defends an impoverished young cowherd of killing a baby that he believes is an evil being known as a Tikoloshe.


  • Gavin Hood as Sean Raine
  • Nigel Hawthorne as Judge Wendon
  • Janine Eser as Jennifer Raine
  • Vusi Kunene as Prosecutor Linde
  • Ken Gampu as Headman
  • Loyiso Gxwala as Sipho Mbombela
  • Nandi Nyembe as Sangoma Rachel Ndlovu
  • Ian Roberts as Chris Van Rooyen
  • Graham Hopkins as Professor MacKenzie
  • Rapulana Seiphemo as Joe Zuma
  • Keketso Semoko as Mary Majola
  • Thembi Nyandeni as Miriam Mbombela
  • Duma Mnembe as Village Sangoma
  • Amanda Dakada as Mary's sick daughter
  • Ayanda Ncube as Thandi Mbombela


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