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The Leader, His Driver, and the Driver's Wife (1991)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 13 September 1991 (Canada)
From the award-winning Director Nick Broomfield, The Leader, His Driver, and the Driver's Wife portrays the sinister and comic sides of Eugene Terre'Blanche, leader of the neo-Nazi AWB Afrikaner Party in South Africa.

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Nick Broomfield ... Himself
Eugene Terre'Blanche Eugene Terre'Blanche ... Himself
J.P. Meyer J.P. Meyer ... Himself
Anita Meyer Anita Meyer ... Herself
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From the award-winning Director Nick Broomfield, The Leader, His Driver, and the Driver's Wife portrays the sinister and comic sides of Eugene Terre'Blanche, leader of the neo-Nazi AWB Afrikaner Party in South Africa.

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UK

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English

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13 September 1991 (Canada) See more »

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Wódz, jego kierowca i zona kierowcy See more »

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Lafayette Films See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Nick Broomfield: [as Anita's young son plays with an air rifle] So he's going to be a gunman yet?
Anita Meyer: I think any boy likes to play with a gun, or pellets or something like that. He's just a natural boy.
Nick Broomfield: [voiceover] A couple of hours later, Yanni shot Terre'Blanche's daughter, which went down less well.
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Hilarious documentary on idiots
4 July 2004 | by BillygoatSee all my reviews

I saw this film about 10 years ago, in a theatre in Toronto. As I recall, it was hilarious. Broomfield goes about interviewing Eugene Terreblanche, leader of a white supremacist movement that existed in South Africa just before the end of apartheid. He also interviews various individuals who make up Terreblanche's entourage. We see "the leader's" hatred and racial nationalism exposed in the raw. Unfortunately, as I recall, Broomfield doesn't go as far as he could of in explaining Terreblanche's fears (some of which may have manifested themselves through the post-apartheid's soaring crime rates since the film was made). He's having too much fun making fun of the guy - or rather, letting the man and his friends embarrass themselves each time they open their mouths.

One scene that sticks in my head is of two supremacists trying to tell a racist joke making fun of blacks. They're so stupid that the joke doesn't work at all - instead I was doubled over laughing at them.

Over all, a very entertaining 'expose' of a fool and his friends - though perhaps missing some substance in terms of context. Then again, it's been 10 years.... I wonder what Terreblanche is up to these days?


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