[⏵] In the film version of the novel by author Elsa Joubert, a mother gets caught up in the machinery of the apartheid system. South Africa 1976. Poppie Nongena works as a housekeeper for a well-off family in Cape Town and only goes home at the weekends. When her husband loses his job, a law designed to exclude the black population takes effect: Poppie is now suddenly an illegal inhabitant in her own country and threatened with forced resettlement in the North of the country. At the same time, students and schoolchildren are rising up against the regime – and Poppie starts to fear not only for her own life, but her son's as well.