Musiek vir die Agtergrond (2013)

A young singer songwriter performs his music in small pubs, barely making ends meet, until a big time record executive gives him the opportunity of a lifetime. All he has to give up for fame and fortune is his name and integrity.


Salmon de Jager (as Sallas de Jager)


Salmon de Jager (story) (as Sallas de Jager), Salmon de Jager (as Sallas de Jager)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John-Henry Opperman John-Henry Opperman ... Paul van der Merwe
Lizelle de Klerk Lizelle de Klerk ... Sera
Brümilda van Rensburg ... Lucy Ferreira
Ian Roberts Ian Roberts ... Chris
Neil Sandilands ... Freddy
Terence Bridgett Terence Bridgett ... John
Deon Lotz ... Louis
Laré Birk Laré Birk ... Hanli
Donavan Bradley Donavan Bradley ... Young Paul
Anel Alexander ... Woman at Orphanage
Johan Baird Johan Baird ... Man at Orphanage
Dirk Vrey Dirk Vrey ... Dr. Botha
Karen Fourie Karen Fourie ... Tanya Greyling
Neil Bennett Grib Neil Bennett Grib ... George
Gys de Villiers Gys de Villiers ... Man in Bar


A talented and ambitious young man is on his way to becoming a respected songwriter and musician when his long time girlfriend, who admires him for his creativity and originality, unexpectedly falls pregnant. To pay the bills and give his girlfriend and the baby a better life, he accepts an offer to performing cheap commercial music. Will their love survive the artistic compromise he makes for the greater good? Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Music | Romance



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South Africa


Afrikaans | English

Release Date:

4 October 2013 (South Africa) See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »


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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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