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The 1870's. South Africa. Life is normal at the farm on the slopes of a Karoo Kopje. Fat Tant Sannie (Karin van der Laag) looks after her charges... See full synopsis »

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Bonaparte Blenkins
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Otto
Karin van der Laag ...
Tant Sannie
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Lyndall
Luke Gallant ...
Waldo
Anneke Weidemann ...
Em
Elriza Swanepoel ...
Trana
Nichol Petersen ...
Tant Sannie's Maid
Abbe-Gail Hartogh ...
Maid 2
Linda Louw ...
Maid 3
Chris-Jan Steenkamp ...
Sheep Shearer
Ibrahim Adams ...
Blacksmith
Clive Smith ...
Labourer1
Jan Bobbejee ...
Farm Labourer 2
Willem Saulse ...
Farm Labourer 2
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The 1870's. South Africa. Life is normal at the farm on the slopes of a Karoo Kopje. Fat Tant Sannie (Karin van der Laag) looks after her charges... See full synopsis »

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based on novel

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Drama | Family

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Rated PG for thematic elements and brief mild language
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8 October 2004 (South Africa)  »

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Bustin' Bonaparte: The Story of an African Farm  »

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Olive Schreiner's book outdated, slight??
27 January 2005 | by (Johannesburg, South-Africa) – See all my reviews

According to Philip-ct, the book is outdated. The same can be said for most "old literature". Forget his "balanced" report. The book is a classic of world literature and rightly so. The film is slight, but entertaining, very well made and has been criminally overlooked internationally- 7 votes at IMDb- (and nationally). South-Africans just don't seem to take well to cinematic subjects from their own back yard. Our "Top Ten" at the box office reads like any other across the world. "Story of an African Farm" made the number 10 spot in it's opening weekend and then dropped off the charts. But its part of the ravages of commodity culture. "Yesterday", a now Oscar nominated film has been seen by a slight few in this country and has a total (as of this entry) of 38 votes at IMDb "EARTH's BIGGEST MOVIE DATABASE". These are thoughtful, well made films and do not deserve such treatment.


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