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Faith Like Potatoes (2006)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  27 October 2006 (South Africa)
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Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a Zambian farmer of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm in the midst of political unrest and racially charged land reclaims and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Rautenbach ...
Angus Buchan
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Jill Buchan (as Jeanne Wilhelm)
Hamilton Dlamini ...
Simeon Bhengu
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Joanne Buchan
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Fergus Buchan
Regardt van den Bergh ...
Reverend
Anton Treurnich ...
Steyn
Morné Theunissen ...
John
Rochelle Buchan ...
Morag
Casper Badenhorst ...
Koos
Matthew Dylan Roberts ...
Percy (as Matthew Roberts)
Christopher Bartels ...
Andrew
Jessica Odendaal ...
Lindi
Jacquie Minnaar ...
Robyn
Joshua Cope ...
Baby Fergi / Baby Jilly
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Storyline

Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a Zambian farmer of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm in the midst of political unrest and racially charged land reclaims and travels south with his family to start a better life in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. With nothing more than a caravan on a patch of land, and help from his foreman, Simeon Bhengu, the Buchan family struggle to settle in a new country. Faced with ever mounting challenges, hardships and personal turmoil, Angus quickly spirals down into a life consumed by anger, fear and destruction. Based on the inspiring true story by Angus Buchan the book was adapted for the big screen by Regardt van den Bergh and weaves together the moving life journey of a man who, like his potatoes, grows his faith, unseen until the harvest. Written by Frans Cronje

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Rated PG for some thematic material, an accident scene, mild language, and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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Fede come patate  »

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ZAR 10,000,000 (estimated)
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Angus Buchan: The condition for a miracle is difficulty, however the condition for a great miracle is not difficulty, but impossibility.
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Amazing!

I am only 30, so I do not have a huge amount of films to talk about, but I have to say, I have never been as touched by any film, as I have been by this one! Francois Rautenbach impressed me so much! His performance was absolutely astounding! It is a pity that films with Christain themes tend to fade in the light of large Hollywood movies, but if you give them a chance, you will find a heart and spirit, that few big budget movies can ever create! The cinematography is amazing, and the music is like silk. What more could a movie goer ask for than brilliant acting, brilliant cinematography and brilliant music? It might be a South African tale, but it is more a story of how one man finds God in a world where he cannot find anything...his life was as dry as the barren land he tried to farm, and with a little faith in the Lord, his life, like his farm, become a place where great things can take form! So, no matter who you are, or where you live, this film will touch you and teach you that faith can move mountains.


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