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Thriller: an old man admits to a series of murders some 50 years earlier - in 1948 (just as British colonial rule is coming to an end) a husband and wife are denied treatment for their sick child who subsequently dies. Digging a grave they find an enormous gem and word soon leaks out of the discovery. The couple are forced to flee for their lives as local dealers send a posse to retrieve the stone.

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