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Faan se trein (2014)

Faan (Willie Esterhuizen) lives in a small Karoo town with his father, and his housekeeper, Truia (Anel Alexander). He's a little slow and a little confused a lot of the time, but for the ... See full summary »

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Koos Roets

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Pieter Fourie (screenplay), Koos Roets (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Willie Esterhuizen Willie Esterhuizen ... Faan Oosthuysen
Deon Lotz ... Dr. André Dippenaar
Marius Weyers ... Dominee
Cobus Rossouw Cobus Rossouw ... Oom Frik Oosthuysen
A.J. van der Merwe A.J. van der Merwe ... Sersant
Nicola Hanekom Nicola Hanekom ... Beatrice Dippenaar
Anel Alexander ... Truia
Sandra Kotze Sandra Kotze ... Tante Magriet (as Sandra Kotzé)
Gamiet Pietersen Gamiet Pietersen ... Stinkhans
Pierre van Heerden Pierre van Heerden ... Willem
Andahr Cotton Andahr Cotton ... Gert
Chanelle de Jager Chanelle de Jager ... Annie
Flip Theron Flip Theron ... Oom Barend
Nic de Jager Nic de Jager ... Prof. Con de Goede
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madeleine Pienaar Madeleine Pienaar ... Sus
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Faan (Willie Esterhuizen) lives in a small Karoo town with his father, and his housekeeper, Truia (Anel Alexander). He's a little slow and a little confused a lot of the time, but for the most part he's harmless, except when he's being teased by the local school boys, which seems to be happening more and more frequently. During the last teasing episode Faan accidentally runs into the Doctor's (Deon Lotz) wife, Beatrice (Nicola Hanekom), a woman who was raised in Pretoria, but now lives in this one horse town because of a secret she and her husband have to hide. This confrontation between Faan and Beatrice causes Faan to become very interested in Beatrice, especially when her blouse rips during the encounter. Beatrice has no interest in even knowing this individual exists, until she discovers that he, along with his father, own some antiques that were passed down from father to son for years, including a very valuable violin, so starts her plan to get her hands on the goods, ... Written by Jon Broeke

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

Afrikaans | English

Release Date:

24 January 2014 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

ZAR 3,000,000 (estimated)
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Faan Films See more »
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Simply brilliant!
28 June 2018 | by paulclaassenSee all my reviews

Willie Esterhuizen, known for slapstick comedy, is brilliant in a serious role. The entire cast is great and very convincing, but special mention has to go to Willie Esterhuizen and Nicola Hanekom. This is an all-round top notch production and also one of the most awarded Afrikaans films of all time.


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