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Brümilda van Rensburg ...
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Japie van der Merwe
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Petrus Engelbreght
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Ilze du Plooy ...
Elize Viljoen
Morné du Toit ...
Dassie van Wyk
Rita Gerritsen ...
Choir Lady #5
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An idealistic British drama school teacher, Jodi Rutherford, persuades a cynical South African farmer to prepare her for a role in a major film as an Afrikaans war heroine. In return Jodi undertakes to direct the annual concert on the Willemse farm. Jodi's interaction with the quirky small town citizens and the stubborn Kobus, teaches her that: "there is more to life than lights... camera... and action!" Written by Dark Matter Studios

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A happy, sad, beautiful story.
9 December 2014 | by (Johannesburg, South Africa) – See all my reviews

This turned out to be a laugh out loud move, with a few sad moments and beautiful South African winter scenery.

Classic filmmaking, no camera man with Parkinson's disease.

A real slice of life movie. Tannie Magdaleen Willemse is the aunt we all need to have, she is a typical Boer wife who makes a plan. Her son Kobus Willemse is a "genuine" guy, although in reality young Boer men have impeccable manners. Jodi Rutherford is a finds herself when she meets the Willemse family and the colourful characters.

Brümilda van Rensburg (Magdaleen Willemse) and Bok van Blerk (Kobus Willemse) are true hidden talents the the rest of the world are missing out on.

I really love the fact that the main characters can convey a message to each other, and the audience, with just a look or a nod, its these little nuances that make a good move.

Grab your popcorn and take a look at a slice of real life, after this movie you will feel better than if you spent the day at a spa.


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