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The Caretaker

24m Short 2021

After experiencing the trauma of losing her husband to a wild animal in the Drakensberg mountains, Madame Karnstein, an aging widow, succumbs to dementia. Her son Sean implores her to seek a caretaker, but she remains stubborn. In the middle of the night, a mysterious young woman named Alanna Krynau presents her illustrious resume. During her daily and nightly shifts, Madame Karnstein’s mental health proves to be stranger than expected.

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Danielle Retief


Afrikaans, English


South Africa