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Piet du Bois is a miner who wants to buy a farm. He meets a Bushman and his wife buying their land and expelling after. The Bushman exposes a legend about a fabulous hidden treasure.

Director:

Alan Nathanson

Writers:

Alan Nathanson (screenplay), Margaret Heale (story developed by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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Shelagh Holliday Shelagh Holliday ... Ma van Elst
Jonathon Morris Jonathon Morris ... Lt. Harry Wyckham (as Jonathan Morris)
Marius Weyers ... Henk
Ron Smerczak Ron Smerczak ... Pte. Stan Archer
Jon Maytham Jon Maytham ... Pte. Watts
Ronald France Ronald France ... Sgt. Major Pattison
Trevyn McDowell ... Sanna van Elst
Joe Stewardson Joe Stewardson ... Colonel Duncan Grey
Wilna Snyman Wilna Snyman ... Mev. Potgieter
Patrick Mynhardt Patrick Mynhardt ... du Toit
Ilse Schmidt Ilse Schmidt ... Maria
Jack Mullen Jack Mullen ... Grey's 2 IC
Robin Smith Robin Smith ... Willits (as Rob Smith)
Ryno Hattingh Ryno Hattingh ... Louis
Paul Bosman Paul Bosman ... Charles
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Piet du Bois is a miner who wants to buy a farm. He meets a Bushman and his wife buying their land and expelling after. The Bushman exposes a legend about a fabulous hidden treasure.

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Drama | Family | History | War

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English | Afrikaans

Release Date:

14 September 1988 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Aliança Quebrada See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Rule Brittannia
12 August 2003 | by jost-1See all my reviews

Those imperialist Brits get a trashing again in this otherwise well paced film about the Boer War in South Africa from 1899-1902. Seen from the viewpoint of the Dutch farmers (Boers) in the area and especially centered on the experiences of one "on the brink of womanhood" character, the story unfolds with both quiet, beautiful moments and unbelievable, senseless violence, committed by the British soldiers, who admittedly "are not Sandhurst or Aldershot boys", but rather from the low life side of England. There are protracted scenes spoken in Dutch (or something) which are not captioned and one plot device- a relationship between a British general who is a brother to the wife of a Boer farmer - that goes nowhere, but otherwise this movie has merits, mostly visual ones.


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