Entertaining, striking and worth the effort to find and watch.
Probably one of the best films to come out of South Africa. The story documents the lives of an Afrikaans railway worker and his family in the remote countryside of the Karoo. Their humdrum lives are turned around by the arrival of a travelling circus, revealing to them the existence of a much bigger world out there. The film sympathetically captures a specific side of Afrikaans small-town life that isn't always fairly represented by filmdom.
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