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Semi-Soet (2012)

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A young woman is desperate to save her company from a take-over. When she hears that being in a relationship will get her a deal, she hires a model to be her fake boyfriend.

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Jaci van Jaarsveld
Nico Panagiotopoulos ...
JP Basson (as Nico Panagio)
Sandra Vaughn ...
Karla Jordaan
Louw Venter ...
Hertjie Greyling
Paul du Toit ...
Markus Rossouw (as Paul Du Toit)
Diaan Lawrenson ...
Corine du Toit ...
Denise Marais
Louis Minnaar ...
Andries Buys
Carine Rous ...
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Jody Abrahams ...
Fernando
Wikus du Toit ...
Josie
Jakkie Groenewald ...
Swanepoel
Leoni Venter-Roux ...
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Leandie du Randt ...
Girl in bar
Zetske van Pletzen ...
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A young woman is desperate to save her company from a take-over. When she hears that being in a relationship will get her a deal, she hires a model to be her fake boyfriend.

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For anyone who has waited to see a good Afrikaans movie.
11 June 2012 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

Finally an Afrikaans movie that does the very thing I've wanted other films to do for so long, to be more precise, past Afrikaans films had the knack for having characters with less personality than paper plates and a dialog that is so outdated their characters talk in ways that Afrikaans people haven't talked in years and they use words that are probably not even in the dictionary anymore, basically what I've been saying what Afrikaans film makers should do is develop characters and give them a personality and dialog that fit in with how people are today, of course I always get shot down by people telling me "you have to cater for older audiences as well." If that's the attitude of every film maker then he or she should stop before they start because film making can be an ungrateful business if it wants to be, its better to be ahead of the pack then to be treading in their footsteps.

SEMI SOET does everything perfectly in terms of character development and dialog it is absolutely flawless in that aspect, each of the characters are so well developed you can immediately tell who's likable and who is not, the acting is probably best I've ever seen in an Afrikaans movie and even though the plot bares a little resemblance toward THE PROPOSAL and COUPLES RETREAT, a lot of the jokes and situations are very inventive and it has a certain charm to it that the other two films don't completely have.

All in all, its a must see for anyone whose waited to see a good and very entertaining Afrikaans movie.

Plus, if you're an aspiring Afrikaans film maker that wants to get into the business, watch 7DE LAAN on how not to develop a good story, I know its South Africa's favorite soap opera but it should actually be called a plastic cheese opera to emphasize the plastic acting and the cheesy dialog, its also a good example of what film makers are doing wrong in the Afrikaans market.


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