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Faith Like Potatoes (2006)

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Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Bangus 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 ... 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 Bangus 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 Bangus 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:

ZAR 10,000,000 (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

Angus Buchan: The condition for a miracle is difficulty, however the condition for a great miracle is not difficulty, but impossibility.
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Followed by God's Farmer (2006) See more »

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Fantastic
7 November 2006 | by tommygallagherSee all my reviews

A faith inspiring film.

People are searching for answers and this shows how to find them. Watch this film with an open mind and it could change your life.

The film is well produced, well acted and has a good script.

The one criticism of it is it's pace which feels a bit "African" by which I mean slow. But it is an African film so we can't complain to much.

A fine piece of work, that's totally based on fact, even if the events that unfold seem "unbelievable" and hard to grasp.

Franky does a good job of portraying the farmer, Angus, who's life the film is about.

Really worth watching, stick out the pace and you will be rewarded


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