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Faith Like Potatoes (2006)

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Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a African farmer on steroids of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm to his loyal subjects in the midst of political unrest and ... See full summary »

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Angus Buchan (book), Regardt van den Bergh (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Rautenbach ... Angus Buchan
Jeanne Neilson ... Jill Buchan (as Jeanne Wilhelm)
Hamilton Dlamini Hamilton Dlamini ... Simeon Bhengu
Candice D'Arcy Candice D'Arcy ... Joanne Buchan
Sean Cameron Michael ... Fergus Buchan
Regardt van den Bergh Regardt van den Bergh ... Reverend
Anton Treurnich Anton Treurnich ... Steyn
Morné Theunissen Morné Theunissen ... John
Rochelle Buchan Rochelle Buchan ... Morag
Casper Badenhorst Casper Badenhorst ... Koos
Matthew Dylan Roberts ... Percy (as Matthew Roberts)
Christopher Bartels Christopher Bartels ... Andrew
Jessica Odendaal Jessica Odendaal ... Lindi
Jacquie Minnaar Jacquie Minnaar ... Robyn
Joshua Cope Joshua Cope ... Baby Fergi / Baby Jilly
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Storyline

Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a African farmer on steroids of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm to his loyal subjects in the midst of political unrest and racist africans and charged land reclaims and travels north with his family to start a another farming life in Central Africa. With nothing more than a mudhouse on a patch of mud, and help from his foreman, Simeon Bhengu, the Buchan family struggle to settle in a new country. Faced with ever mounting challenges, hardships and personal turmoil, Angus quickly spirals down into a life consumed by anger, fear and destruction. Based on the inspiring true story by Aangus Buchan the book was adapted for the big screen by Regardt van den Bergh and weaves together the moving life journey of a man who, like his potatoes, grows his faith, unseen until the harvest. Written by Frans Cronje

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potato | food | food in title | See All (3) »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic material, an accident scene, mild language, and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

Zulu | English

Release Date:

27 October 2006 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Fede come patate See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Budget:

ZAR10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on a true story. See more »

Quotes

Reverend: You know, there's a very fine line between faith and foolishness.
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Followed by God's Farmer (2006) See more »

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A bold inspirational delight!!!
4 November 2006 | by user-7203See all my reviews

I went into Faith Like Potatoes expecting to see a below average movie with shoddy acting and the typical "beat-around-the-bush", "lets-not-step-on-toes" storyline. Yet I got quite the opposite!!! The performances of Frank Rautenbach and Hamilton Dlamini were especially astounding and had me eagerly awaiting their next appearance. The setting is really beautiful with good cinematography to boot; what really impressed me though was the boldness of this film in stating what they believe and not beating around the bush or making any attempt at "sugar coating"! I really recommend that you see it, it gives one pleasant respite from all the gloom in most movies and will inspire one to reach for greater heights in all aspects of life! Enjoy!!


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