Cape of Good Hope (film)

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The Cape of Good Hope
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Directed by Mark Bamford
Written by Mark Bamford
Suzanne Kay Bamford
Starring Debbie Brown
Eriq Ebouaney
Nthati Moshesh
Cinematography Larry Fong
Release date
Running time
107 mins
Country South Africa
United States
Language Afrikaans

The Cape of Good Hope is a 2004 South African comedy drama film written and produced by Suzanne Kay Bamford and her husband Mark Bamford under the direction of Mark Bamford. It was Mark Bamford's first feature film after his critically praised short, Hero (2001).

The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival in 2004.


The story revolves around an animal rescue shelter and the characters who work there. Kate runs the shelter and is involved with a married man, oblivious to the romantic interests of Morne, the local veterinarian. Sharifa, the receptionist, is desperately struggling to have a child and satisfy her husband. And handyman Jean Claude finds himself torn between his love for a single mother and the desire to emigrate.



  • Austin Film Festival, 2004 - Won, Audience award: Best Narrative Feature-Undistributed; Mark Bamford
  • Austin Film Festival, 2004 - Won, Feature Film Award: Best Narrative Feature; Mark Bamford
  • National Board of Review, USA, 2005 - Won, Special Recognition: For Excellence on Filmmaking
  • Image Awards, 2006 - Nominated, Image Award: Outstanding Independent or Foreign Film

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