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1.
District 9 (2009)
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An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. (112 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
 
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
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Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. (121 mins.)
Director: Terry George
 
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The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
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A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries. (109 mins.)
Director: Jamie Uys
 
4.
The Bang Bang Club (2010)
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A drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa. (106 mins.)
Director: Steven Silver
 
5.
Tsotsi (2005)
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Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader. (94 mins.)
Director: Gavin Hood
 
6.
Jock the Hero Dog (2011)
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3-D animated-family adventure that tells the heart-warming, coming-of-age story of a man and his best-friend, a lovable and fearless dog named, Jock. (89 mins.)
 
7.
The World Unseen (2007)
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A drama centered on two women who engage in a dangerous relationship during South Africa's apartheid era. (93 mins.)
Director: Shamim Sarif
 
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Catch a Fire (2006)
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A drama about terrorism in Apartheid-era South Africa, revolving around a policeman and a young man who carries out solo attacks against the regime. (101 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
9.
Spud (2010)
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It's South Africa 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it's Spud Milton's first year at an elite boys only private boarding school. (103 mins.)
Director: Donovan Marsh
 
10.
The Color of Freedom (2007)
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GOODBYE BAFANA is the true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela. (118 mins.)
Director: Bille August
 
11.
Black Butterflies (2011)
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In apartheid-torn South Africa, poet Ingrid Jonker struggles tragically in search of love and a sense of home. (100 mins.)
 
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Beauty (2011)
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Portrait of a closeted gay husband/father living a life of quiet middle-aged desperation who becomes fixated on a friend's handsome collegiate son, leading to an incident. (99 mins.)
Director: Oliver Hermanus
 
13.
Skin (2008)
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Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era. (107 mins.)
Director: Anthony Fabian
 
14.
Shaka Zulu (1986 Mini-Series)
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A historical account on the life of the Zulu king Shaka. (300 mins.)
 
15.
Life, Above All (2010)
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A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa. (100 mins.)
Director: Oliver Schmitz
 
16.
Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2008)
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A young hoodlum's rise from a small-time criminal to a powerful crime entrepreneur during the turbulent years before and after the fall of apartheid. (119 mins.)
Director: Ralph Ziman
 
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Disgrace (2008)
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After having an affair with a student, a Cape Town professor moves to the Eastern Cape, where he gets caught up in a mess of post-apartheid politics. (119 mins.)
Director: Steve Jacobs
 
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Stander (2003)
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The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber. (111 mins.)
Director: Bronwen Hughes
 
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Faith Like Potatoes (2006)
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Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a Zambian farmer of Scottish heritage, who leaves... (97 mins.)
 
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Partition (2007)
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During the turmoil and violence of Partition, a Sikh ex-soldier, haunted by war, offers shelter to a young Muslim woman who has been separated from her family. (116 mins.)
Director: Vic Sarin
 
21.
Zulu Dawn (1979)
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A dramatization of the Battle of Isandlwana, where the British Army met its match against the Zulu nation. (117 mins.)
Director: Douglas Hickox
 
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Mad Buddies (2012)
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When two sworn enemies are forced to do a road trip together on foot, only to discover that they have been conned into being part of a reality TV show, they join forces to exact revenge. (96 mins.)
Director: Gray Hofmeyr
 
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White Lion (2010)
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According to the legend of the Shangaan, white lions are the messengers of the gods, but it has been... (88 mins.)
Director: Michael Swan
 
24.
'Master Harold' ... And the Boys (2010)
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This movie is of Hally, an adolescent white South African. He is stuck between his intolerant father's outlook of him and those of his caretaker... (87 mins.)
Director: Lonny Price
 
25.
Schuks Tshabalala's Survival Guide to South Africa (2010)
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Schuks Tshabalala (Leon Schuster) and his sidekick, Shorty (Alfred Ntombela), are tasked with making a movie to promote tourism to South Africa. Instead this is a comedy loaded with pranks and zany dialogue. (91 mins.)
Director: Gray Hofmeyr
 
26.
Diamonds (2009 TV Movie)
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A complex tale about small and big players in the African diamond business, wrapped around a murder of a United States senator's daughter. (240 mins.)
Director: Andy Wilson
 
27.
White Wedding (2009)
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A young groom and his best man lost on a road trip, run into a young English doctor. (93 mins.)
Director: Jann Turner
 
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Material (2012)
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Cassim is a young Muslim man who works in his father's fabric shop in Johannesburg. However, Cassim wants to be a stand-up comedian, which his father disproves of. When he gets a gig at a local bar, he has to find a way of keeping it a secret. (94 mins.)
Director: Craig Freimond
 
29.
Bakgat! (2008)
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Wimpie Koekemoer - the biggest geek in school. He is constantly embarrassed by his conservative mother and his strange father... (96 mins.)
Director: Henk Pretorius
 
30.
Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past (2008)
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A sequel to the 2001's "Mr. Bones," which follows the further adventures of a white African witch doctor. (101 mins.)
Director: Gray Hofmeyr
 
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Mad Cow (2010 Video)
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A crazed scientist creates a half-man, half-cow creature which goes on the rampage at an African game lodge. (90 mins.)
 
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Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (2002 Documentary)
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Interviews, archival footage, and filmed performances highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against apartheid. (108 mins.)
Director: Lee Hirsch
 
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A Reasonable Man (1999)
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With issues of his own, an ex-army officer-turned-lawyer defends an impoverished young cowherd of killing a baby. (103 mins.)
Director: Gavin Hood
 
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Straight Outta Benoni (2005)
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Brendan and Gavin have got twenty-four hours to achieve overnight success, and nothing can stop them... Except maybe themselves. (86 mins.)
Director: Trevor Clarence
 
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A Million Colours (2011)
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A story of love and friendship set against the violence of Apartheid in South Africa. It is a story of the ups and downs of the lives of the three main characters, and how their lives intersect over the years. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Bishai
 
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Panic Mechanic (1996)
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When Hanky Pranky (alias Schucks), star of a candid camera TV show, loses his job to affirmative action... (102 mins.)
Director: David Lister
 
37.
Hansie: A True Story (2008)
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"How do you start over once you have betrayed a nation's trust?" The news of Hansie Cronjé's involvement... (123 mins.)
 
38.
Trevor Noah: The Daywalker (2009 Documentary)
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Absolutely brilliant comedian. Laughed my balls off and cried so hard from laughing I almost peed a little. (77 mins.)
 
39.
Wolwedans in die Skemer (2012)
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Shrouded in a veil of mystery, Sonja Daneel arrives at the luxurious Hotel Njala, which belongs to the Joubert family... (94 mins.)
Director: Jozua Malherbe
 
40.
Poena is Koning (2007)
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The journey of an up and coming musician. (85 mins.)
 
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More Than Just a Game (2007)
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A drama about political prisoners playing soccer at Robben Island prison, where Nelson Mandela was held. (90 mins.)
Director: Junaid Ahmed
 
42.
Mama Jack (2005)
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Complications arise when a fugitive (Leon Schuster), who's masquerading as a woman, falls in love with his pretty boss (Mary-Anne Barlow). (100 mins.)
Director: Gray Hofmeyr
 
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Rhodes (1996 Mini-Series)
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The story of the British 19th-century businessman who became the wealthiest man in the Western world and founded the nation Rhodesia.
 
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Son of Man (2006)
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One man's journey of love, deception and betrayal in contemporary South Africa. Based on the New Testament. (86 mins.)
 
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Jock of the Bushveld (1986)
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Based on a true story by Sir Percy Fitzgerald, this film tells of his adventures in the bushveld in the late 1800's. Fitzgerald is an Irishman who goes to the South African bush to seek his fortune. (94 mins.)
Director: Gray Hofmeyr
 
46.
Bunny Chow: Know Thyself (2006)
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Three comedians and a weird guy named Cope embark on a raucous weekend journey to Oppikoppi, South Africa's biggest rock festival... (92 mins.)
Director: John Barker
 
47.
Skeem (2011)
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Forced to spend the night at a creepy old holiday resort, two wannabe gangsters run into trouble when, unpacking the car, their box of cash splits open, spilling a million bucks in eye-catching bundles all over the driveway. (112 mins.)
Director: Tim Greene
 
48.
Mapantsula (1988)
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Mapantsula tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster who inevitably becomes caught up in the growing... (100 mins.)
Director: Oliver Schmitz
 
49.
Shirley Adams (2009)
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Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the... (92 mins.)
Director: Oliver Hermanus
 
50.
31 Million Reasons (2011)
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Cops, Robbers and Bunny Chow - Loosely based on a true story about one of the biggest robberies in South African history...
Director: John Barker
 
51.
Paradise Stop (2011)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Jann Turner
 
53.
Themba (2010)
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Against all odds Themba realizes his dream playing for the National soccer team, Bafana Bafana. (108 mins.)
 
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Discreet (2008)
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Working girl Monique has always been able to give her clients exactly what they want. Thomas has always been exactly what everyone else has expected. Tonight he will demand the one thing of Monique that she's reluctant to offer: Honesty. (82 mins.)
Director: Joshua Rous
 
55.
Ek Lief Jou (2011)
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A love triangle between a famous Afrikaans singer (Kurt Darren), his fiance (Christina Storm) and a Belgian Journalist (Ilse de Vis). (94 mins.)
Director: Ate de Jong
 
56.
Hond se Dinges (2009)
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(91 mins.)
Director: Johan Heyns
 
57.
Jozi (2010)
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James is a successful comedy writer. There is only one small problem, he lives in Johannesburg and has completely and utterly lost his sense of humour. (108 mins.)
Director: Craig Freimond
 
58.
I Now Pronounce You Black and White (2010)
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True love tries to conquer all, against all odds. (81 mins.)
Director: Oliver Rodger
 
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Ek Joke Net (2011)
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You're a normal citizen minding your own business. You're pulled into a situation by a strange character that is turning your reality upside down... (96 mins.)
 
61.
Finding Lenny (2009)
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"Everything happens for a reason" - on his 50th birthday, Lenny Vincent is fired from his job as a sports writer for a daily newspaper... (94 mins.)
Director: Neal Sundstrom
 
62.
Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon (2005)
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A writer trying to locate a woman he met at a park encounters numerous refugees who have made South Africa their home. (80 mins.)
Director: Khalo Matabane
 
63.
Big Fellas (2007)
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Two young white wannabees, JAKE and ZED, set out on a road trip from Cape Town to Johannesburg to close a deal to sell their film... (85 mins.)
Director: Philip Roberts
 
64.
Outrageous (2010)
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South Africa's top comics in a no-holds barred stand up comedy experience. (87 mins.)
Director: Bevan Cullinan
 
65.
Footskating 101 - The Movie (2007)
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In a desperate attempt to save his town, his Grandmother and his home, and avoid working in a dangerous mine... (80 mins.)
Director: 187, Brendan Jack
 
66.
Confessions of a Gambler (2007)
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A daring, independent, pious Muslim woman develops a gambling addiction after her youngest son contracts Aids. (88 mins.)
Director: Rayda Jacobs
 
67.
Running Riot (2006)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Koos Roets
 
68.
Visa/Vie (2010)
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Anna Ronquillo (29), a French-Moroccan émigré, is caught working illegally in a Cape Town restaurant. She has 48 hours to find a husband to avoid having to leave the country. (74 mins.)
Director: Elan Gamaker
 
69.
The Satyr of Springbok Heights (2009)
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Cape Town, Republic of South Africa. Springbok Heights is a magnificent ivory tower - an art deco masterpiece... (54 mins.)
Director: Robert Silke
 
70.
Plekkie in die son (1979)
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(87 mins.)
 
71.
Behind the Rainbow (2008 Documentary)
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Behind the Rainbow explores the transition of the ANC from a liberation organization into South Africa's ruling party... (124 mins.)
Director: Jihan El-Tahri
 
72.
Izulu lami (2008)
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Two orphaned rural siblings find themselves in the big city of Durban in search for a priest who could be the key to their new lives. (96 mins.)
 
73.
Sea Point Days (2008 Documentary)
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Lying on the coast of Cape Town - South Africa's most segregated city - there is one public space where... (94 mins.)
 
74.
Tengers (2007)
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Whilst working on "the great South African novel," an unemployed writer gets caught up in the harsh realities of life in the city of Johannesburg. (68 mins.)
Director: Michael J. Rix
 
75.
The Foster Gang (2001 Documentary)
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This docu-drama tells the true life events of the notorious Foster Gang who went on a bank robbing and killing spree in Johannesburg in 1914. (48 mins.)
 
76.
Long Street (2009)
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An intimate portrait of the fragile relationship between SIA who is recovering from doing drugs and her mother MARIA. (97 mins.)
Director: Revel Fox
 
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Farce About Uys (1983 Video)
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(126 mins.)
Director: Koos Hattingh
 
78.
An Epic Tale (2012)
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No South African team has ever won the Cape Epic, nor has any South African mountain biker worn the coveted World Marathon Champion's Rainbow Jersey... (78 mins.)
 
79.
Soweto Green: This Is a 'Tree' Story (1995)
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Soweto Green is a 1995 South African comedy film directed by David Lister and starring John Kani, L... (85 mins.)
Director: David Lister
 
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Unhinged: Surviving Jo'burg (2010 Documentary)
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Unhinged: Surviving Jo'burg is an honest, quirky and sometimes frenzied documentary about Johannesburg... (52 mins.)
Director: Adrian Loveland
 
81.
Six Soldiers (1974)
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Four recruits arrive at Kimberley station to undergo training at the local army camp. Soutie (Richard Loring)... (94 mins.)
Director: Bertrand Retief
 
82.
Verraaiers (2013)
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A loving father and husband, as well as being a well respected Boer-officer, decides upon hearing that... (122 mins.)
Director: Paul Eilers
 
83.
Wolwedans in die Skemer (2012)
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Shrouded in a veil of mystery, Sonja Daneel arrives at the luxurious Hotel Njala, which belongs to the Joubert family... (94 mins.)
Director: Jozua Malherbe
 
84.
Die Wonderwerker (2012)
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Die Wonderwerker tells the story of Eugène Marais, a famous Afrikaans writer, poet and researcher. The story focuses on the few months he spends on the Van Rooyen's farm, where he falls in love with the 19-year-old Jane Brayshaw. (119 mins.)
Director: Katinka Heyns
 
85.
Four Corners (2013)
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Fatherless and raised by his grandmother, thirteen year old Ricardo Galam lives in South Africa's Cape Flats... (119 mins.)
Director: Ian Gabriel