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Portrait of a closeted gay husband/father living a life of quiet middle-aged desperation who becomes fixated on a friend's handsome collegiate son, leading to an incident.

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François van Heerden
Charlie Keegan ...
Christian Roodt
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Elena van Heerden
Albert Maritz ...
Willem Roodt
Sue Diepeveen ...
Marika Roodt
Roeline Daneel ...
Anika van Heerden
Drikus Volschenk ...
Cliff Engel
Morne Visser ...
Brian
Leon Kruger ...
Henri
Robin Smith ...
Gideon
Jeroen Kranenburg ...
Doctor
Tinarie van Wyk Loots ...
Linda van Heerden
Jan Hendrik Opperman ...
Stefan - Groom
Marion Holm ...
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Shaun Rossouw ...
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Tells the story of Francois van Heerden, a mid-40s, white, Afrikaans-speaking family man living in Bloemfontein, who has become devoid of any care or concern for his own measure of happiness, so convinced of his ill-fated existence, that he is wholly unprepared when a chance encounter unravels his clean, controlled life. Written by Anonymous

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South Africa's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

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A film of merit, but beware the "uncle"/"nephew" thing
1 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There seems to be a misapprehension about this movie and is key to understanding it. Francois is not in fact a blood uncle. In the opening wedding scene Christian says something ( I can't remember his actual words) which establish that. The opening scene shows Francois transfixed by a vision of a young man known to him last as a boy before the two families lost touch. If he were a REAL uncle, how likely is it that he doesn't already know what he looks like? This changes the whole dynamic of the movie and makes his actions at the later beach scene easier to understand. This movie is very good, but not an easy watch, but I feel that viewers need to know the above, (a point which even a few commercial reviewers got wrong) in order to appreciate its merits.


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