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Boetie Gaan Border Toe! (1984)

80's South African action comedy shot mostly in Afrikaans, one of South Africa's 11 indigenous languages. The main character, played by Arnold Vosloo, is a spoilt young man from a rich ... See full summary »
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Eric Nobbs ...
Corp. Botes
Frank Dankert ...
Kevin 'Dampies' Ball
Kelsey Middleton ...
Jenny Ball
Janie du Plessis ...
Elize
Kerneels Coertzen ...
Commandant Davel
Pagel Kruger ...
Tom Moerdijk
William Abdul ...
James
Frank Opperman ...
De Kock
Blake Toerien ...
Piet Slabbert
Christo Loots ...
Sunshine
Neels Engelbrecht ...
Gattie
Rudi De Jager ...
Meyer
Bobbette Fouche ...
Mrs. Moerdijk (as Bobbette Fouché)
Jacques Loots ...
Politician
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80's South African action comedy shot mostly in Afrikaans, one of South Africa's 11 indigenous languages. The main character, played by Arnold Vosloo, is a spoilt young man from a rich family, just finished with school, and conscripted to two years army service, as most defensable young men were forced to do in the 80's. The movie revolves around the young rebel's anti-establishment antics in frustrating his superiors, trying to avoid military service with his new-found comrades-at-arms and charming an inquisitive spiky-haired reporter, played by Janie du Plessis. Written by Tiaan Joubert

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28 September 1984 (South Africa)  »

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Boetie Goes to the Border  »

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Arnold Vosloo's first film. See more »

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No Control
Sung by Dennis East
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better than expected
10 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

Actually, I expected a cheap military comedy with some lame jokes. I was positively surprised! It's more a growing-up movie about young recruits from different social strata, having to learn a new way of life, mutual respect and endurance until they are sent off to the battlefield. The daily life's funny scenes and little tragedies are portrayed believable and you can feel with these young men from the start. A bit of social criticism is in it too, regarding the action of Boetie's stepfather... The play of the main cast is convincing, and watching Arnold Vosloo in his first movie is just great. So at least his fans should watch this, with or without knowing Afrikaans.


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