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Fanie Fourie's Lobola (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 1 March 2013 (South Africa)
The story of the complications that ensue when an Afrikaans man and Zulu girl fall in love, especially when the traditional custom of "lobola", or dowry, makes things even more difficult for them.

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Henk Pretorius

Writers:

Henk Pretorius (screenplay), Janine Eser (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eduan van Jaarsveldt Eduan van Jaarsveldt ... Fanie Fourie
Zethu Dlomo ... Dinky Magubane
Jerry Mofokeng Jerry Mofokeng ... Dumisane Magubane
Marga van Rooy Marga van Rooy ... Louise Fourie
Motlatsi Mafatshe Motlatsi Mafatshe ... Mandla
Chris Chameleon Chris Chameleon ... Sarel Fourie
Yule Masiteng Yule Masiteng ... Petrus Mabuza
Richard van der Westhuizen Richard van der Westhuizen ... Oom Kobus
Connie Chiume ... Zinzi
Lillian Dube Lillian Dube ... Auntie Nomagugu
Cherie van der Merwe Cherie van der Merwe ... Mariaan Prinsloo
Angelique Pretorius ... Santjie
Nina Marais Nina Marais ... Tanya
Khumbuzile Maphumulo Khumbuzile Maphumulo ... Patricia Mabuza (as Khumbuzile Kgomotso)
Thabo Rametsi Thabo Rametsi ... Motlatsi
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The story of the complications that ensue when an Afrikaans man and Zulu girl fall in love, especially when the traditional custom of "lobola", or dowry, makes things even more difficult for them.

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afrikaans | south africa | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

Zulu | English | Afrikaans

Release Date:

1 March 2013 (South Africa) See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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This is a love story between a white man and a black woman in the new South Africa
5 February 2014 | by hazeljeanwoodwardSee all my reviews

I have not read Nape'a Motana, author of Fanie Fourie's Lobola's book yet, but thoroughly enjoyed this movie which is based on it. Nape'a wrote in both English and Sepedi, I believe, while the film is in Zulu, English and Afrikaans (fully subtitled). It begins with a silly dare between brothers, and is an honest and positive story reflecting accurate and nuanced complex relationships between black and white in South Africa. Having said that, it is definitely a romantic comedy, in that it makes you both laugh and cry. The situations are true-to-life, many of the attitudes - especially of the older people - are very recognizable and you end up rooting for the hero and heroine in a big way.


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