A young woman is desperate to save her company from a take-over. When she hears that being in a relationship will get her a deal, she hires a model to be her fake boyfriend.

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Joshua Rous

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Anel Alexander (original story), James Gracie (original story) (as James Alexander) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anel Alexander ... Jaci van Jaarsveld
Nico Panagio ... JP Basson
Sandra Vaughn Sandra Vaughn ... Karla Jordaan
Louw Venter Louw Venter ... Hertjie Greyling
Paul du Toit Paul du Toit ... Markus Rossouw (as Paul Du Toit)
Diaan Lawrenson Diaan Lawrenson ... Chadrie Snyman
Corine du Toit Corine du Toit ... Denise Marais
Louis Minnaar ... Andries Buys
Carine Rous Carine Rous ... Susan
Jody Abrahams Jody Abrahams ... Fernando
Wikus du Toit Wikus du Toit ... Josie
Jakkie Groenewald Jakkie Groenewald ... Swanepoel
Leoni Venter-Roux Leoni Venter-Roux ... Girl in bar
Leandie du Randt ... Girl in bar
Zetske van Pletzen Zetske van Pletzen ... Model
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Workaholic Jaci will go to any lengths to protect the boutique advertising agency she works for from being bought and dismantled by a ruthless businessman known as 'The Jackal'. Hope exists in the form a huge contract for a prestigious wine farming family. But winning this contract won't be simple. Jaci needs to convince the farm owner that she lives up to his company's ideals of family values and commitment by proving that she is in a loving, long term relationship. Desperate to appear to be living the balanced life she has long discarded, Jaci decides to hire a model to pretend to be her fake fiancé for the day. At the pitch meeting the facade seems to have worked until the client insists her and her fake fiancé come away for the weekend to experience the wine farm before she pitches for the contract. Things start to get very complicated, very quickly for poor Jaci, especially since the man she has hired to be her stand-in-fiancé, is the very 'Jackal' himself who is trying to sink ... Written by Scramble Productions

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Taglines:

'n Halwe waarheid. 'n Halwe leen. 'n Hele gedoente.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

Afrikaans

Release Date:

17 February 2012 (South Africa) See more »

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Budget:

ZAR 5,000,000 (estimated)
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Performed by Jay and Lianie May
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For anyone who has waited to see a good Afrikaans movie.
11 June 2012 | by Jan StrydomSee all my reviews

Finally an Afrikaans movie that does the very thing I've wanted other films to do for so long, to be more precise, past Afrikaans films had the knack for having characters with less personality than paper plates and a dialog that is so outdated their characters talk in ways that Afrikaans people haven't talked in years and they use words that are probably not even in the dictionary anymore, basically what I've been saying what Afrikaans film makers should do is develop characters and give them a personality and dialog that fit in with how people are today, of course I always get shot down by people telling me "you have to cater for older audiences as well." If that's the attitude of every film maker then he or she should stop before they start because film making can be an ungrateful business if it wants to be, its better to be ahead of the pack then to be treading in their footsteps.

SEMI SOET does everything perfectly in terms of character development and dialog it is absolutely flawless in that aspect, each of the characters are so well developed you can immediately tell who's likable and who is not, the acting is probably best I've ever seen in an Afrikaans movie and even though the plot bares a little resemblance toward THE PROPOSAL and COUPLES RETREAT, a lot of the jokes and situations are very inventive and it has a certain charm to it that the other two films don't completely have.

All in all, its a must see for anyone whose waited to see a good and very entertaining Afrikaans movie.

Plus, if you're an aspiring Afrikaans film maker that wants to get into the business, watch 7DE LAAN on how not to develop a good story, I know its South Africa's favorite soap opera but it should actually be called a plastic cheese opera to emphasize the plastic acting and the cheesy dialog, its also a good example of what film makers are doing wrong in the Afrikaans market.


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