"How do you start over once you have betrayed a nation's trust?" The news of Hansie Cronjé's involvement with Indian bookmakers and his resulting public confession rocked the international ...
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"How do you start over once you have betrayed a nation's trust?" The news of Hansie Cronjé's involvement with Indian bookmakers and his resulting public confession rocked the international sporting community. An unprecedented rise to glory was followed by the most horrific fall. A tarnished hero fueled the nation's fury. Hansie, once South African cricket's golden boy, had been stripped of everything he had held dear: a glorious captaincy, the support of his former team mates and the respect of a nation. In its place the stinging rejection of cricket administrators and the humiliating dissection of his life on international television, made his retreat into depression inevitable. Hansie's bravest moment in finally confessing his involvement with bookies had suddenly become a tightening noose around his neck. Hansie explores the very human drama of a man who, after losing everything he has worked for, begins the painstaking journey back to choosing "life". The journey is cathartic. We ... Written by
It seems many reviewers have missed the point of the Hansie movie.
This movie is not just about cricket and a sullied era of match fixing.
As an Australian, this movie gives us insight into the South African psyche at the time. It shows us how South Africa needed "a Hansie" to rise up into a new post-apartheid era. If Hansie was not born, they would have invented "another Hansie"; just like Australia needed "a Bradman" during the depression era to help define itself & lift its spirits.
This movie is also about how a man can be tempted despite good intentions and character. A "little leaven, leavens the whole lump".
It shows that all our heroes are flawed in some way, and that we should take them off their pedestal.
Its also about how Christians struggle with life like anyone else.
Reviews of "pious" and 'dribble" have missed the point.
As an Aussie, one thing I like about this movie is that it is not from Hollywood. Its good to get another perspective on the human condition.
A well done movie which shows us many things if we take off our blinkers and see.
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