Lisa lives with her father, Izak on a wine farm in Franschoek. Her mother died some time ago, and left a french toast recipe that only a few people know. One day she finds her mothers diary...
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Lisa lives with her father, Izak on a wine farm in Franschoek. Her mother died some time ago, and left a french toast recipe that only a few people know. One day she finds her mothers diary and to her astonishment finds out that she has a brother or sister in France somewhere. She decides to go and find her sibling. Her boyfriend, Theo, is on the verge of asking her to marry him, but understands that she has to go. In France she meets a chef, Jean-Pierre, who works in the Alexandre cafe shop. He is looking for a photographer for his cook book. Because she cant speak French, she decides to help him but then he must help her find her sister or brother. They have fun looking for her sibling but then something happens that makes Jean-Pierre disappear and he asks her not to look for him. Why does he do this? Does she find her sibling? Is Jean-Pierre her sibling? Does Liza go home and marry Theo?
I was a bit skeptical when I heard the Afrikaner but I plowed through...
The main actress was pretty and made me want to watch further. I hoped that her journey would be interesting.
I ignored the quality of the acting which is... uneven...? Or is that too generous?
I also ignored the bad music... small budget movies usually cannot afford good soundtracks...
...the scenes shot in South Africa are set on the family farm so... ok... no black people.
But then she gets to Paris and no brown or black people in the streets or in the subway? Really?
That's when I decided to stop the movie. The chemistry wasn't there & white washing killed it for me.
Don't get me wrong I skipped around to the end because I am a sucker for happy endings (no matter how bleached out the movie is) but there was just too much bad to make up for the good... in my humble opinion.
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