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Vaselinetjie (2017)

Vaselinetjie, a white girl is raised by her loving brown grandparents in a remote rural village. When the welfare finds out that she is not their biological grandchild, they send her to an orphanage in the far away city of Johannesburg.

Director:

Corne van Rooyen (as Corné van Rooyen)

Writers:

Corne van Rooyen (screenplay) (as Corné van Rooyen), Rene van Rooyen (screenplay) (as René van Rooyen) | 2 more credits »
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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Bond Nicole Bond ... Young Vaselinetjie
Marguerite van Eeden ... Older Vaselinetjie
Shaleen Surtie-Richards Shaleen Surtie-Richards ... Grandma Kitta
Royston Stoffels Royston Stoffels ... Grandpa Simon
Anchen du Plessis Anchen du Plessis ... Younger Killer
Elzet Nel Elzet Nel ... Older Killer
Daniah De Villiers ... Younger Pizzaface
Elani Dekker Elani Dekker ... Older Pizzaface
Rowan-Raine Pretorius Rowan-Raine Pretorius ... Younger Albie
Marise Loots Marise Loots ... Older Albie
Ashley Hawla Ashley Hawla ... Younger Texan (as Ashley-Kyle Hawla)
Arno Greeff ... Older Texan
Zack Mtombeni Zack Mtombeni ... Brutus
Melita Steyn Melita Steyn ... Loeloe
Michael Labuschagne Michael Labuschagne ... Younger Bart
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Vaselinetjie, a white girl is raised by her loving brown grandparents in a remote rural village. When the welfare finds out that she is not their biological grandchild, they send her to an orphanage in the far away city of Johannesburg.

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Genres:

Drama

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Trivia

The film is based on the acclaimed novel, "Vaselinetjie" and its English title "My Name is Vaselinetjie". It has won the Rapport/ Jan Rabie Award, Mnet award and ATKV Award. See more »

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Pointless Movie
27 September 2017 | by christof-943-546377See all my reviews

The acting is good, but there is no point to the story. The story line is very weak. It does nothing for race relations in South Africa.

There is no clear message in the film. Character growth very slow. It only gets rushed off at the end.

No hope, no nothing. Don't waste 2 hours and money for tickets.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

Afrikaans | English

Release Date:

22 September 2017 (South Africa) See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$258,777
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