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Under the Dark Sun of Africa

 
Title: Under the Dark Sun of Africa
Original title: Kein Himmel über Afrika
Format: 2 x two hours
Starring: Veronica Ferres
Jean-Hugues Anglade (BETTY BLUE, LA REINE MARGOT)
Enrico Mutti
Michaela Rosen
Matthias Habich
Götz George
Pierre Vaneck
Elisabeth Trissenaar
Directed by: Roland Suso Richter
Produced by: teamWorx in coproduction with Bella Vita Film, ARD Degeto, EOS and GMT for ARD, ORF and France 2 in association with Beta.
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Under the Dark Sun of Africa

Unjustly accused of murder, a young woman fights for her freedom

It's love at first sight when Catherine, the wife of a safari operator in Tanzania, meets Gordon, a pilot and adventurer. She divorces her husband to marry Gordon, and the radiant couple, who are soon expecting their first child, set up a flower farm. Cracks begin to appear in their happiness when a bad harvest puts a financial strain on them. But the worst is yet to come: Gordon is involved in a traumatic accident that takes the lives of four children. Refusing to tell his wife about it and plagued by his conscience, Gordon begins to drink and beat Catherine. In a drunken stupor, he tries to rape her one night but suddenly backs off and grabs a pistol... A shot rings out, and Gordon is dead. Although everything points to suicide, Gordon's parents hire a private investigator to find evidence against Catherine. An eyewitness testifies against her and Catherine, charged with murder, is thrown into jail. Betrayed by her friends, branded as a murderess, she begs Jonathan Makuyo, an African lawyer, to defend her. As Catherine hovers between freedom and death, all her hopes are pinned on Jonathan...