FILM TITLE: MAYFAIR
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 16 L V
DISTRIBUTOR: INDIGENOUS FILM DISTRIBUTION
DIRECTOR: SARA BLECHER
MAIN CAST: RONAK PATANI, RAJESH WAYNE VAN ROOYEN
LANGUAGE: Strong, frequent use of crude language.
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: Low, very infrequent verbal references that were disapproved of.
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: Strong impact, strongly implied violence that includes gun violence and abduction, frequent.
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: Zahid is a young Muslim man who has spent the last 3 years working for the United Nations in Kenya. In the last 8 months he has been taking food from a UN warehouse to a refugee camp without his superior's knowledge, one night he gets caught and is subsequently fired. He returns to South Africa and his home in Mayfair and discovers that his father Aziz has been in a money laundering business with the Somalians that also live in Mayfair. Aziz owes R10, 000, 000 to the Somalians, who want to use the money to help their people who live in dilapidated buildings. Zahid, originally left because of his father's shady business dealings, comes up with a plan to sell his father's bit coins for actual cash. They arrange to meet with the Somalians but they are robbed by an unknown party. The Somalians retaliate by kidnapping Zahid's sister Faiza. Zahid decides to borrow money from his father's business associate Jaled. They make the exchange of money but on the other side of the building Faiza tries to escape and is shot. Hassan offers Zahid some of the money as a consolation and he realises that the money is the same money that was stolen and so he goes to confront Jaled with his adopted brother and Jaled confessed that he deliberately put his father in debt so that he can get him to sell the business. At this point Zahid's brother shoots Jaled in the head, he tells Zahid that he was working with Jaled. In a fit of rage at this betrayal Zahid punches his brother several times and ends up shooting him. He then goes home and tells his father what happened.

This film contains complex and mature themes that interrogate issues of family, money laundering, humanitarian aid, greed or the love of money, betrayal, murder, abduction and crime, presented within a drama context set in the predominantly Muslin suburb of Mayfair, Johannesburg. The film is laced with a sense of threat and menace, and also within realistic and dark settings that intensify the drama context and may be upsetting, confusing, distressing or inappropriate for viewers below the age of 16. Viewers 16 and older are mature enough to appreciate themes as they have been presented in the film as well as the entertainment value, and not be morally harmed.