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The Seven of Daran: Battle of Pareo Rock (2008)

The Seven of Daran: The Battle of Pareo Rock (original title)
"The Battle of Pareo Rock" tells the story of Jimmy, an 11-year old European boy who goes to Africa with his mother, a busy executive charged with establishing a golf resort. However, on ... See full summary »


Lourens Blok


Bart Juttmann (screenplay), Rolf Visser (story)
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Johann Harmse ... Jimmy Westwood
Kertrice Maitisa Kertrice Maitisa ... Charita
Caroline Goodall ... Lisa Westwood
Eddie Eckstein Eddie Eckstein ... Mr. George
Robin Smith ... Van Pelt
Sizwe Makapela Sizwe Makapela ... Nelson
Megan Convery Megan Convery ... Seraf (voice)
Ams Seutloali Ams Seutloali ... Winston
Francis Rangoajane Francis Rangoajane ... Sibaka
Geoffrey Mbenge Geoffrey Mbenge ... Charles (as Geoffrey Mbege)
Macmillian Leshomo Macmillian Leshomo ... Casper
Tsamgno Sebe Tsamgno Sebe ... Reggie
Keketso Semoko Keketso Semoko ... Mia
Ivy Nakutha Ivy Nakutha ... Mia's Mother
Steven Mofokeng Steven Mofokeng ... Commissioner Lebel


"The Battle of Pareo Rock" tells the story of Jimmy, an 11-year old European boy who goes to Africa with his mother, a busy executive charged with establishing a golf resort. However, on arriving they find themselves caught up in a war situation between rival indigenous tribes fighting over the land. To his surprise, Jimmy meets the talking giraffe, Seraf, at a busy market. Seraf tells Jimmy that he cannot easily avoid this tribal battle. But together with Charita, a poor African girl, Jimmy embarks on an adventurous and magical trip through the African jungle, where they must overcome many obstacles. Fortunately they have help, not only from Seraf, but also from a precious medallion. Throughout their trip, they discover that they can only achieve their goal if they truly believe in themselves and don't let anybody or anything get in their way. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

18 September 2008 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

De zeven van Daran - De strijd om de Pareo Rots See more »

Filming Locations:

Namibia See more »


Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director Lourens Blok, producer Felice Bakker and screenwriter Bart Juttmann were attached to the project when they were still in their final year of the Dutch Film and Television Academy. See more »


Guardian Angel
Composed by Jon Green & Lucie Silvas
Arranged by & Produced by Jon Green & Lucie Silvas
Authors: Jon Green & Lucie Silvas
Performed by Lucie Silvas
Published by Chrysalis Music Benelux
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An enjoyable family film
18 July 2009 | by salmo365See all my reviews

Perhaps it's the African setting and the beautiful locations as another commentator mentions, but my family & i were total enthralled with this film.

It was simple, spiritual and left us all with a wonderful feeling. It was timeless and if it wasn't for the cars and technology then you would struggle to know when it was set. There were some weak parts, mostly involving the adults but overall it was a wonderful story and we'd love to see the other six films for the other six continents.

At times you feel you are watching a 1960s Disney film and the dialogue is occasionally unrealistic. But as a family we were able to work past that and I could tell from my kids faces that they were captivated. My son even turned off his Nintendo DS.

Sadly there aren't many true family films about these days and it was a delight to stumble across this gem from the Netherlands.

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