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Paljas (1998)

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A family's life in the "Karoo" (Semi-desert in South Africa) is changed when a traveling 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 ...
Sergeant
André Rossouw ...
Sakkie
Marko van der Colff ...
Thys
Hennie Oosthuizen ...
Pieta
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A family's life in the "Karoo" (Semi-desert in South Africa) is changed when a traveling circus leaves behind a clown...

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23 January 1998 (South Africa)  »

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Entertaining, striking and worth the effort to find and watch.
28 May 1999 | by (Leuven, Belgium) – See all my reviews

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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