Rijkhaart Jacobz, two prisoners on Robben Island who were executed for sodomy in 1735. Their relationship also had a racial component, as Jacobz was a white Dutchman, while Blank was a black Khoi. Virgil Niven, a Scottish botanist, befriends Blank for his knowledge of South African flora, but may in fact have his own sexual interest in Blank.
Premiered at Toronto Int Film Festival, 2003
Berlinale Panorama, 2004
Best Film, Diversity Award, Barcelona Film Festival, Spain, 2003
Best Actor Award, Sithenghi Film Festival, South Africa, 2003
Best Actor Award, Cape Town World Cinema Festival, South Africa, 2003