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Die Bou van 'n Nasie (1938)

The epic (and very costly) retelling of the history of South Africa from 1652 to 1910, made to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Great Trek (1838)

Directors:

Joseph Albrecht, A.A. Pienaar (as Andries A. Pienaar)

Writers:

Joseph Albrecht (adaptation), Sidney Kirkland (assistant writer) (as S. Kirkland) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfred Holtzer Alfred Holtzer ... Bartholomeu Diaz
George Vollaire George Vollaire ... Jan van Riebeeck
Valda Adams Valda Adams ... Maria van Riebeeck
Jack Bligh Jack Bligh ... Simon van der Stel
C. de Wet Marais C. de Wet Marais ... Willem Adriaan van der Stel
M. Ngcobo M. Ngcobo ... Chaka (as M'Badinile Ngcobo)
Myles Bourke Myles Bourke ... Piet Retief
Anne Immink Anne Immink ... Lenie Retief
Madge Fabian Madge Fabian ... Lenie Retief (English language version)
Casper Bakkes Casper Bakkes ... Pieter Retief
Gordon Buchanan Gordon Buchanan ... Pieter Retief (English language version)
Dirk Illing Dirk Illing ... Thomas Halstead
John Nel John Nel ... William Wood
D. Odendaal D. Odendaal ... Gerrit Maritz
Langalake Ngcobo Langalake Ngcobo ... Dingaan
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The epic (and very costly) retelling of the history of South Africa from 1652 to 1910, made to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Great Trek (1838)

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Plot Keywords:

south africa | afrikaans | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

South Africa

Language:

Afrikaans | English

Release Date:

24 May 1939 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Building a Nation See more »

Filming Locations:

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

South Africa's first English-language sound feature film. See more »

Connections

Featured in His Big White Self (2006) See more »

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