A family's life in the Karoo (a semi-desert area in South Africa) is changed when a travelling circus leaves behind a clown.

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Hendrik MacDonald
Aletta Bezuidenhout ...
Katrina MacDonald
Ian Roberts ...
Frans
Ellis Pearson ...
Manuel
Jan Ellis ...
Nollie
Liezel van der Merwe ...
Emma MacDonald
Larry Leyden ...
Willem MacDonald
Marthinus Basson ...
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Jan Mol
Regardt van den Bergh ...
Bothma
Ernst Eloff ...
Doctor
Paul Eilers ...
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André Rossouw ...
Sakkie
Marko van der Colff ...
Thys
Hennie Oosthuizen ...
Pieta
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A family's life in the Karoo (a semi-desert area in South Africa) is changed when a travelling circus leaves behind a clown.

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23 January 1998 (South Africa)  »

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El secreto de la magia  »

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South Africa's official entry to the Oscars, in the category of Best Foreign Language Film - a first for a South African feature film. See more »

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Proof that South Africa can also make a brilliant movie.
21 October 1999 | by (Centurion South Africa) – See all my reviews

Refreshing to see that someone had the brains to put good money behind a good movie in a country that isn't known for its cinema endeavours. I felt proud when I saw this movie. Brilliant acting from a cast you can see they love what they do.

I would love to know in which country this movie was released and what other people thought. It was entered for best foreign movie at the Oscars in (I think) 97, but it didn't get nominated, one of the reasons being that the lengthy version (not the well edited one that got to the big screen) was submitted.

If you can find this movie, watch and enjoy.


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