Platteland features a stellar cast of actors and musicians and puts a vibrant new spin on some of the most popular Afrikaans hits of the past few years. It tells the story of Riana van ...
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Cherie van der Merwe,
A conventional music teacher lives for his singing group who are outcasts at their sport-mad school. Circumstances force the group to stand up for what they believe in, because when they sing, they find meaning in life.
Bobby van Jaarsveld,
Leah Van Niekerk,
Bok van Blerk
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Platteland features a stellar cast of actors and musicians and puts a vibrant new spin on some of the most popular Afrikaans hits of the past few years. It tells the story of Riana van Niekerk who is desperately fighting to save her family's farm from Mike Ferreira. He has his own agenda and is determined to drive Riana from the land and seize her farm. When Dirk Pretorius, a drifter with many secrets of his own, arrives in town, new alliances are formed and love blossoms in unexpected ways. Written by
The first good Afrikaans film in the past 10 years
If you simply want a movie with happy-chappy music and famous actors, then Platteland is for you.
But if you want to see a good Afrikaans movie, the first in the past 10 years!, then you should also see Platteland.
It has many mistakes, don't misunderstand. If all the songs were scrapped, then it would have been years better. These people are actors, not singers. And on every song you can hear how much their voices had to be rectified with computers. And the story has a few weak points. etc.
But this movie gives hope (Johanna!) for our industry.
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