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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 »


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


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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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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Based on a true story. See more »


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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An excellent movie
17 January 2007 | by market-11See all my reviews

What a wonderful, heartwarming movie. The characters are genuine and can be identified with. It is an inspirational story leaving one with hope and faith. It does not matter what hardship you are facing, or how impossible a situation looks, if you have faith you will get through it. This does not mean that there will be no pain, in fact the pain is very real and dealing with it is extremely difficult, but not impossible.Our Father God is great and the message of the movie emphasis es that, without forcing it down anyone's throat. Exceptionally well-done Regardt van den Bergh and your cast. I saw the movie 3 times, and will see it again. May God bless everyone involved with the movie, as well as the real Buchan family. I trust that each and every South African will see this movie. If we can all master Angus Buchan's faith and attitude, we will at last see God's peace in South Africa.

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Zulu | English

Release Date:

27 October 2006 (South Africa) See more »

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Filming Locations:

South Africa


Box Office


ZAR10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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