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My Father's War (2016)

| Drama, War | 2016 (USA)
A troubled young man has a series of dreams in which he is a combat soldier in the South African Bush War, where he meets his father at the same age. Getting to know him gives the son ... See full summary »

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Richard Lukunku ... Joao
Edwin van der Walt ... Dap Smit
... Bill
... Kobus
Erica Wessels ... Karina Smit
Francois Jacobs ... Warrick
Vian Singleton ... Young Dap
David Rees ... Colonel Swartz
Stian Bam ... David Smit
Neels Clasen ... Wynand
Damon Berry ... Carrots
Hannes Muller ... Workshop manager
Mimi Mahlasela ... Nthati
Joseph McIntyre ... Recce Soldier
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A troubled young man has a series of dreams in which he is a combat soldier in the South African Bush War, where he meets his father at the same age. Getting to know him gives the son insight and compassion, and he is able to let go of life-long feelings of abandonment and anger, which leads to forgiveness and a real-life reconciliation.

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Peter Lamberti, the producer, was first a Parabat ( South African Paratrooper), then Infantry Instructor and later a Special Forces operator( commonly known in SA as the Elite Core Recces). His first hand experience and knowledge can clearly be seen in the realism portrayed in this International standard success movie See more »

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Worth watching about a SADF vet and his son
6 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

The movie s a movie about the difficult relationship of a son and his father. His father has served in the SADF in a Recce commando (sepcial force) of the old days in South Africa.

Father and son have lost connection and are arguing about almost everything. It went as far as the son yelling he wished his dad has died in the Grensoorlog at the border to Angola since his father was rarely around when he was growing up. His father, totally perplex by this situation, prays for a way to reconnect with his son. So it happens that his son relives (while sleeping) 4 episodes of his father's Recce life. Through the dreams he realizes that his father loved his new born child and tried everything in his power to be with his son. However the army command did not approve of his leave and his father had to stay on with the army...

It's a very special movie about a special time period. The movie is not overly political correct about the Apartheid and SADF. They just respect the men on the ground and their work for the SADF.

In my eyes it's an 8/10 movie for a South African movie company. They tried hard and they made a movie worth watching. It's a very touching story. As a SADF military fan I must say the uniform, equipment and vehicles (and chopper) used in the movie were more or less those used in that time.


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