The Devil’s Lair
Braaim is a gang leader torn between securing the future of his young family while guiding his men through a deadly drug turf war.
Rejected by functioning society, Braaim is an ageing gangster, drug dealer and leader of The Nice Time Kids. Not just another gangsta-fliek, this crafted pacy verité-style film is also a meditation on the nature of freedom, freedom of choice and the chains that bind us from birth. Award-winning director Hendricks transports us deep into a claustrophobic drug den, through the hopelessness that are the streets of Mitchells Plein and the grandiose plans of a gang leader who has still not managed to improve his family’s lot. Surprising insights in this film will leave us questioning our preconceptions of the complex relationship between violence, poverty, honour, love and free choice.