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Sarahsarà (1994)

Inspired by the true story of Sarah Gadalla Gubara. In Namibia, Africa, Gershe, a reporter whose car has broken down, is almost killed by a passing ambulance. After following it into the ... See full summary »


Renzo Martinelli
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Kim Engelbrecht ... Sarah
Giulio Brogi ... Gershe
Ciro Esposito Ciro Esposito ... Ciro
Lucio Allocca Lucio Allocca ... Enzo
Denise Newman ... Karima
Ricky Rudolph Ricky Rudolph ... Vernon
Ray Ntlokwana Ray Ntlokwana ... Lucky
Gershon Palmer Gershon Palmer ... Abdoul
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Ballot George Ballot ... Dr. Durer
Grant Preston Grant Preston ... Mr. Parker
Patrizio Rispo Patrizio Rispo ... Pasquale
Odile Roux Odile Roux ... Prostituta
Bryant Tindleni Bryant Tindleni ... Kundulu
Zilke Van Velze Zilke Van Velze ... Clare
Jeff Weiner Jeff Weiner ... Mr. Botha


Inspired by the true story of Sarah Gadalla Gubara. In Namibia, Africa, Gershe, a reporter whose car has broken down, is almost killed by a passing ambulance. After following it into the hospital, he witnesses the drama of two Indian immigrants, Vernon and Karima, whose little daughter Sarah, will remain limping for life. Ten years later, Sarah has turned into an excellent swimmer. After she wins second place in the school trials in Cape Town, her parents decides to look for a trainer. Sarah's life crosses paths again with Gershe, the reporter, who was a swimming instructor in the past. Although initially skeptical, he finally agrees to train the young Sara. Sara find a new friend, Ciro, who takes care of the reporter and run the car repair shop he inherited from his own father after his death. In time of the most important national trial, Sara's father, Vernon, was killed in a robbery attempt. Sarah succeed in turning her dream into reality: participating in the Italian, Capri-Napoli... Written by Anonymous

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Family | Sport






Italian | English

Release Date:

February 1994 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Waterbaby See more »

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A lovely, hear-touching story
7 January 2008 | by SurDreamerSee all my reviews

I loved the film in every moment. I just started watching it several minutes after it started but it didn't care for me because in the same time I began seeing it, it looked wonderful. I have to say I though it was going to be like any other childhood film with the hard beginning but with a simple happy ending, but all the troubles coming out of it, the sacrifice and the love of the water of that young girl, all the problems she must face in the school just because of her handicap and having to bear the mockery of her school-partners, the love her parents show to her and how much they care for her vocation, her constant dream to run the great race, her friendship with the other characters made it all different, until the very end, the most beautiful and grateful part of the movie, especially talking about the last dialogue, when you know that "you cant leave marks in the water" and finally they all hug each other and the scene is frozen...

That was a real hard drama with a long-looked for, worked-for, but also nice and lovely happy ending.

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