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Windprints (1989)

TV-14 | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 29 June 1990 (UK)
A South African video journalist is sent to neighboring Namibia to do a story on a man who has been going around and killing black laborers. The killer, Nhadiep, has an almost mythical ... See full summary »

Director:

David Wicht

Writers:

Heinrich Dahms (additional writer), Johann Potgieter (additional writer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hurt ... Charles Rutherford
Sean Bean ... Anton van Heerden
Marius Weyers ... Henning
Eric Nobbs Eric Nobbs ... 'Platvoet' du Plessis
Lesley Fong Lesley Fong ... Nhadiep
Kurt Egelhof Kurt Egelhof ... Pieterse
Dana Niehaus Dana Niehaus ... Helmut
Trudie Taljaard Trudie Taljaard ... Marie
Goliath Davids Goliath Davids ... Wilsnath
Johan Kreuger Johan Kreuger ... Rootman (as Johan Kruger)
Sarel Bocks Sarel Bocks ... Joey
Freda Kaptein Freda Kaptein ... Marta
Jonathan Goliath Jonathan Goliath ... Gerrit
Lida Botha Lida Botha ... Karen
Julia Burazin Julia Burazin ... Joanna
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Storyline

A South African video journalist is sent to neighboring Namibia to do a story on a man who has been going around and killing black laborers. The killer, Nhadiep, has an almost mythical status to both the white farmers and the black laborers with his ability to evade capture in the racially segregated country. Written by kamas716

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

South Africa | UK

Language:

English | Afrikaans

Release Date:

29 June 1990 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A szél nyomában See more »

Filming Locations:

Namibia

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Great underrated film.
27 December 2010 | by davidfstephanSee all my reviews

Superbly acted drama that captures the racial tensions of South Africa. Bean, aside from his dodgy blonde mullet, is brilliant as the supremely talented John Hurt. It also works as a travelogue and some of the camera work is spellbinding. The supporting cast is also very strong and the script strikes a nice balance between showing sympathy and the reality of situation of both parties. Bean handles the South African accent superbly and shows great sensitivity. I won't spoil the ending for those who haven't watched it yet but it is worth the wait.One of those movies that slipped under the radar. Like a fine wine it looks even better with 20 years of maturing under it's belt.


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