8.2/10
148
1 user 11 critic
Trailer
1:08 | Trailer
Rachel, a Mozambican domestic worker living in Johannesburg, is forced to make a life-changing decision after her daughter tragically dies whilst under the care of her employers; return to ... See full summary »

Writer:

Brett Michael Innes (screenplay, based on his novel "Rachel Weeping")
Reviews
12 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Vaselinetjie (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Vaselinetjie, a white girl is raised by her loving brown grandparents in a remote rural village. When the welfare finds out that she is not their biological grandchild, they send her to an orphanage in the far away city of Johannesburg.

Director: Corne van Rooyen
Stars: Nicole Bond, Marguerite van Eeden, Shaleen Surtie-Richards
Dis ek, Anna (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A successful businessman from Bloemfontein, South Africa, Danie du Toit's doorbell rings in the middle of the night. Outside, the rain is pouring down. He puts on his gown, walks to the ... See full summary »

Director: Sara Blecher
Stars: Hykie Berg, Izel Bezuidenhout, Michelle Botha
Fiela se Kind (2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A coloured woman living in the arid Karoo takes in a lost white child and raises him as her own. Nine years later, the boy is removed and forced to live in the Knysna Forest with a family of woodcutters who claim that he is theirs.

Director: Brett Michael Innes
Stars: Drikus Volschenk, Zenobia Kloppers, Melissa Willering
Sink III (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

It's never one thing. It's the constant drip.

Director: Mark Gillis
Stars: Martin Herdman, Anne Bird, Tara Cowley
Hunting Emma (2017)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Gentle, beautiful, pacifist Emma witnesses a murder in the wild. Six violent men killing a cop in cold blood. So, they hunt her like an animal in the desolate Karoo. She should have been easy prey. But life is full of surprises

Director: Byron Davis
Stars: Leandie du Randt, Neels van Jaarsveld, Tim Theron
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

After a prolific South African writer disappears, a journalist is motivated by ambition to uncover the writer's secret history.

Director: Quentin Krog
Stars: DonnaLee Roberts, Armand Aucamp, Rolanda Marais
Semi-Soet (2012)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young woman is desperate to save her company from a take-over. When she hears that being in a relationship will get her a deal, she hires a model to be her fake boyfriend.

Director: Joshua Rous
Stars: Anel Alexander, Nico Panagio, Sandra Vaughn
History

South African wilderness 1800's. Five years after their mother died, Rachel, a girl on the cusp of adolescence and 5-year-old Jamie find themselves on their way to the virgin gold fields ... See full summary »

Director: Matthys Boshoff
Stars: Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Antoinette Louw
Discreet (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Working girl Monique has always been able to give her clients exactly what they want. Thomas has always been exactly what everyone else has expected. Tonight he will demand the one thing of Monique that she's reluctant to offer: Honesty.

Director: Joshua Rous
Stars: James Gracie, Anel Alexander, Shireen Hollier
Stroomop (2018)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A support group travels to the Orange River. A doctor, 2 moms, a daughter and a suicidal woman leave for their "veldskool" trip. Many trials, tribulations and truths are revealed as they go on this epic adventure.

Director: Ivan Botha
Stars: DonnaLee Roberts, Simoné Nortmann, Chanelle de Jager
For the Birds (2016)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

During the South African 70's, a young nurse ruffles feathers as she shows a small town, and its golden boy, what it means to be an independent woman.

Director: Quentin Krog
Stars: Simoné Nortmann, Francois Jacobs, Lara Kinnear
Kanarie (2018)
Drama | Musical | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A coming-of-age war musical about a small town boy who gets chosen to serve his compulsory two year military training in the South African Defence Force Choir and Concert group- known as ... See full summary »

Director: Christiaan Olwagen
Stars: Schalk Bezuidenhout, Hannes Otto, Germandt Geldenhuys
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anel Alexander ... Michelle Jordaan
Shoki Mokgapa Shoki Mokgapa ... Rachel Nyaga
Jacques Bessenger ... Chris Jordaan
Amalia Uys ... Anja Fouche
Asante Mabuza Asante Mabuza ... Maia Nyaga
Hanli Rolfes-Opperman Hanli Rolfes-Opperman ... Dr. Pieterse (as Hanli Rolfes)
Vuyelwa Booi Vuyelwa Booi ... Maria
Vera Ephraim Vera Ephraim ... Tapiwa
Diaan Lawrenson Diaan Lawrenson ... Chantelle
Mandi Baard Mandi Baard ... Monique (as Mandi du Plooy)
Morné du Toit ... Hannes
Lelia Etsebeth Lelia Etsebeth ... Mother in Church
Sarahann Doherty Sarahann Doherty ... Karlien (as Sarahann Doherty du Plooy)
Sandra Vaughn Sandra Vaughn ... Jolene
Corine du Toit Corine du Toit ... Candice
Edit

Storyline

Rachel, a Mozambican domestic worker living in Johannesburg, is forced to make a life-changing decision after her daughter tragically dies whilst under the care of her employers; return to poverty stricken Mozambique or continue working for the people responsible for the death of her child. Things become even more complicated when she finds out that her employers are expecting their first child. Written by Brett Michael Innes

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

South Africa

Language:

Afrikaans | English | Portuguese

Release Date:

18 March 2016 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Rachel Weeping See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,857
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
South African / African Drama Supreme

This went almost un-noticed.... even my trusted #2DVDforR100 specials at Musica only listed this briefly under Afrikaans titles whereas Afrikaans is only aboy 25% of the dialogue.... This is a masterclass in film-making, I love the very very effective and touching effect of telling 2 stories side by side.... This is a low budget movie but it is pure quality and Shoki Mokgapa (of the brilliant SABC3 tv drama called "The Lab") just carries this brilliantly.... This rates along "Tsotsi" and "Yesterday" and succeeds where "Cry, The Beloved Country" absolutely failed.... soo sooo explores the issues plaguing the so-called "Rainbow Nation".. There is an underlying Christian message also that is masked seamlessly


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed