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Die Windpomp (2014)

Die Windpomp is an endearing, humorous and quirky fantasy love story that revolves around a summer romance in a retirement village between 20 year old Hendri and Margot, with an unexpected twist.

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Etienne Fourie
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leandie du Randt ... Margot
Roland Reed Roland Reed ... Japie
Ian Roberts Ian Roberts ... Rossouw
Marga van Rooy Marga van Rooy ... Tannie
Barbara-Marié Immelman Barbara-Marié Immelman ... Nurse (as Barbara Marie Immelman)
Sean-Marco Vorster Sean-Marco Vorster ... Pieter
Grethe Fox Grethe Fox ... Tannie Miggie
Chris Roland Chris Roland ... Doctor
Ivan Abrahams Ivan Abrahams ... Dominee Greeff
Marko van der Colff Marko van der Colff ... Oupa Hendrik
Alice Godfrey Alice Godfrey ... Elbie
Maridi Jooste Maridi Jooste ... Miggie
Armand Greyling Armand Greyling ... Henri
Euodia Sampson Euodia Sampson ... Karmienella
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Storyline

The story is about a 20 year old boy, Hendri, who arrives on the doorstep of his senile, reclusive grandfather in a retirement village. His world is soon infested by garden ornaments, bingo nights and odd "old ballie" behavior. During a sneaky late night cigarette, Hendri follows five silhouetted figures into the forest on the outskirts of the small town, and finds more than he expected. Written by Etienne Fourie

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There's something in the water See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

Afrikaans

Release Date:

25 April 2014 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

The Windmill See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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Budget:

ZAR 8,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

ZenHQ Films, ZenHQ See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The Windmill (Die Windpomp) was originally produced as a 48 min AFDA film school graduate film, and swept the awards including best film, best script and best director. The Windmill received the highest public ratings in AFDA's history. ZenHQ Films loved the short so much they decided to produce the full length version. See more »

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10 February 2015 | by jvanderwalt5See all my reviews

I saw this movie on DVD and first it was very complicated but after watching it for the third ime I understand it now and it is brilliant. With the lovely Leandi Du Rand and old faves Marga Van Roy,Ian Roberts and Gertha Fox. Thus movie is a fantasy and the first one in Afrikaans the movie is also very serious but at times can make you giggle. Die windpomp tells the story of Hendri(Armand Greyling) and Margo(Leandi Du Rand) who falls in love in a summer romance but everything is not what it seems you are going to be shocked of the huge twist in this movie and in the end everything will make sense if you watch it at least 3 times(LoL). Give it a try or at least 3 and you will love it. Die windpomp


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