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Watch 1st Trailer for Thriller 'Layla Fourie' (Pre-Employment Polygraphist is Murder Suspect)

by Vanessa Martinez
September 11, 2013 10:36 AM
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Premiering stateside at the 7th Annual Festival of German Films - October 4th -7th - in Los Angeles is the Germany/South Africa/France/the Netherlands co-production and thriller by director Pia Marais, titled Layla Fourie - a film that we have been following almost throughout its development; we last posted its first clips and poster back in February. 

The film, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February of this year, centers on Layla Fourie, a single mother in South Africa, who "is given the opportunity to get proper employment as polygraphist for pre-employment tests at a casino complex. In the constant present atmosphere of mistrust, lies and fear, Layla becomes a suspect herself on a murder happening on her first working day."

Layla is produced by Germany's Pandora Film Produktion, South Africa's DV8 Films/Zinebar, IDTV (Netherlands),Cinema Defacto (France) and WDR/ARTE, and the film stars black British actress Rayna Campbell as the title character, and August Diehl (Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds).

The Match Factory is selling the film globally.

To recap on our last post, this is Rayna Campbell's feature film debut; although she's an accomplished stage actress, and has done some British TV work as well.

For more information on the festival's film program, head over to the festival's website HERE.

Watch the trailer below, which unfortunately isn't English-subtitled:

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  • Sasha | September 17, 2013 7:38 PMReply

    The film is in English...clearly the trailer was dubbed into German for the German premiere. The film will screen in LA on Sunday, Oct. 6th at 7pm at the Egyptian Theatre. The amazing lead actress, Rayna Campbell, will be present at the screening and will do a Q&A.

  • kirk | September 11, 2013 12:41 PMReply

    It's good I speak german!

  • LeonRaymond | September 11, 2013 11:12 AMReply

    How come films made outside the US with Foreign actors always look like real people, real riveting dramas and our actors always look like they stepped off project runway? This looks intense (I just didn't like to see the White dude putting his hands on a Black child ) But it looks good!

  • dee | September 17, 2013 3:41 PM

    I agree with you. I have a great appreciation for foreign films / shows they are more raw talent.

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