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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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An excellent portrayal of life in Africa!!!
30 October 2004 | by (Stellenbosch, South Africa) – See all my reviews

Never have a film before captured the uniqueness of African farm life in the 1800's like this film. It is a sketch of the resentment the Afrikaner people had of the Englishmen. It encapsulates the small and humble pleasures of life, innocent as it may seem, on a farm. The actors did their very best to bring the wide and rich variety of characters to life. The children, animals, uncle Otto (Mueller-Stahl), tant Sannie (Van der Laag) and Napoleon Benkens (Grant) all performed and clearly enjoyed this film. Thorough and timeless lessons of life is smoothly and warm-heartedly transfered to the viewer. The plot is comic and the viewer laugh, cry and laugh again! A must see for everyone who love the humble things in life and who is not blinded by the spotlights of technology!


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