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Hansie: A True Story (2008)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Hansie Cronjé
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Bertha Cronjé
Matthew Dylan Roberts ...
Joe Dawson
Leslie Mongezi ...
Kopano's father
Eric Nobbs ...
Ewie Cronjé
Sybel Coetzee ...
San-Marie Cronjé
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Frans Cronjé
Tinarie van Wyk Loots ...
Hester (Cronjé) Parsons
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René Cronjé
Rajit Kapoor ...
Prakash
Rajesh Gopie ...
Rakesh
Dane Vilas ...
Allan Donald
Ray McCauley ...
Himself (as Pastor Ray McCauley)
Dawid Minnaar ...
Johan Volsteedt
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Dr. Ali Bacher
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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 Angela Swinney

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The legacy of a hero, the story of a man

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26 September 2008 (South Africa)  »

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$7,900,000 (estimated)
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Not too bad....
8 October 2008 | by (Afghanistan) – See all my reviews

This movie really refreshed my memory about what Hansie Cronje exactly went through. Frans Cronje, Hansie's brother was the director for this film and that attracted me with the story coming from someone who could tell it more accurately and correctly than most.

The acting and production is South African quality, so don't expect miracles in that department. I found the movie to tell a accurate story of Hansie's life, and found it to be incredibly sad at the end.

This movie is not for everyone , but if you are a passionate South African cricket supporter such as myself , well then I recommend this movie. 7/10


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