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Verraaiers (2012)

A loving father and husband, as well as being a well respected Boer-officer, decides upon hearing that the enemy (the British) are planning a "scorched earth"- policy to go home and protect... See full summary »


Paul Eilers


Salmon de Jager (screenplay) (as Sallas de Jager)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gys de Villiers Gys de Villiers ... Kommandant Jacobus van Aswegen
Vilje Maritz Vilje Maritz ... Carel-Jan van Aswegen (CJ)
Andrew Thompson Andrew Thompson ... Henry Ahrens
Neil Bennett Grib Neil Bennett Grib ... Ronald Boyd
Jacques Bessenger ... Robert Machlachlan
Johan Baird Johan Baird ... Gert Coetsee
Deon Lotz ... Generaal Koos de la Rey
Stian Bam Stian Bam ... Gerrie Jacobs
Carel Trichardt Carel Trichardt ... Regter Gerrie Jacobs (1953)
Rika Sennett Rika Sennett ... Gerda van Aswegen
Beáte Opperman ... Martha Machlachlan (as Beaté Olwagen)
Hannah Borthwick Hannah Borthwick ... Alet Ahrens
Altus Theart Altus Theart ... Johan Kruger
Andre Roothman Andre Roothman ... Kommandant Christiaan Douthwaite (as André Roothman)
Marcel van Heerden Marcel van Heerden ... Kommandant Jacobus Boshoff


A loving father and husband, as well as being a well respected Boer-officer, decides upon hearing that the enemy (the British) are planning a "scorched earth"- policy to go home and protect his wife and family instead of further participation in the war. This decision leads to him and his sons being tried for high treason. Written by Sallas de Jager

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Drama | War

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Afrikaans | English | Dutch

Release Date:

22 February 2013 (South Africa) See more »

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Traitors See more »


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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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In loving memory of Andrew Thompson and Johan van der Merwe. See more »

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9 September 2018 | by waynemailonlineSee all my reviews

Powerful film with powerful performances. Everything is done pitch perfect, from the acting to the directing. The actors do a great job with Gys de Villiers a stand out. Deon Lotz as always does a great job with limited screen time, he brings a historical legendary person to life.

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