Paradise Stop

  • Paradise Stop
© Stepping Stone Pictures 2010
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2010
Format : Feature
Running time : 90 (in minutes)

Following the box office hit WHITE WEDDING, Jann Turner returns with PARADISE STOP. Near the freeway outside a sleepy town is Ben Khumalo's Truck Stop complete with bar, restaurant, and ladies of the night. Ben's friend, Potso is a good cop in a rotten system. This is the tale of two big men in a small town, the best of friends but working on opposite sides of the law. A madcap comedy-thriller of errors, PARADISE STOP has a captivating humour and is an acute but loving look into the vibrant ups and downs of life in current day South Africa.

directed by Jann Turner (South Africa 2010), English, Tswana, Zulu, Sotho and French with English subtitles, 35 mm, 90 min

Starring Rapulana Seiphemo, Kenneth Nkosi, Vusi Kunene and Nick Boraine.

written and produced by Jann Turner, Kenneth Nkosi, Rapulana Seiphemo, with Jann Turner taking the directing chair while Raps (Rapulana Seiphemo) and Kenny (Kenneth Nkosi) star in the picture. PARADISE STOP was shot on location in Johannesburg and Limpopo Province in South Africa in October 2009.
To be released in South Africa in October 2010.

2010 | 31st DIFF - Durban
* World Premiere
* Filmmakers in attendance


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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