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Faith Like Potatoes (2006)

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Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a Zambian farmer of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm in the midst of political unrest and racially charged land reclaims 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 Angus Buchan, a Zambian farmer of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm in the midst of political unrest and racially charged land reclaims and travels south with his family to start a better life in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. With nothing more than a caravan on a patch of land, 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 Angus 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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Details

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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Box Office

Budget:

ZAR 10,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Global Creative Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

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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Myopia rules
2 February 2007 | by uniquedaleSee all my reviews

The movie was not deserving of a 1 which is what I gave it. But neither was it deserving of all the 10's that it got. I just thought that I would balance it out.

Great use of the locations, and at times there is evidence of good cinematography. The storyline is pure schmaltz and can nauseate. The script needs to be reworked a number of times, and the acting is at best wooden. The leading lady should be lead off somewhere else. It was as if she was acting for a mirror.

This movie should not be seen unless you will accept any drivel just because it has some religious message attached to it.


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