A coming-of-age war musical about a small town boy who gets chosen to serve his compulsory two year military training in the South African Defence Force Choir and Concert group- known as ... See full summary »

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Christiaan Olwagen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Schalk Bezuidenhout Schalk Bezuidenhout ... Johan Niemand
Hannes Otto ... Wolfgang Müller
Germandt Geldenhuys Germandt Geldenhuys ... Ludolf Otterman
Gérard Rudolf ... Reverend Koch
Jacques Bessenger ... Reverend Engelbrecht
Francois Jacobs Francois Jacobs ... Tiaan Taljaard
De Klerk Oelofse De Klerk Oelofse ... Walter (Rambo) Boonzaaier
Ludwig Binge Ludwig Binge ... Daan Goosen
David Viviers David Viviers ... Kevin Scott
Andrico Goosen ... RuanRuan (Lobster) Swart
Beer Adriaanse Beer Adriaanse ... Corporal Crunchie
Laudo Liebenberg ... Lourens Human
Geon Nel Geon Nel ... Corporal de Wet
Emile Tredoux Emile Tredoux ... Corporal du Toit
Johan Botha Johan Botha ... Mr. Visser
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A coming-of-age war musical about a small town boy who gets chosen to serve his compulsory two year military training in the South African Defence Force Choir and Concert group- known as the "Canaries"- during the height of the Apartheid regime.

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Drama | Musical | War

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Shot in 5 weeks in and around Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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Smalltown Boy
Written by Steve Bronski, Jimmy Somerville, Larry Steinbachek
Performed by Bronski Beat
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Great nostalgia of a horrible time
13 January 2021 | by apoestertjieSee all my reviews

The only problem with this movie is that the English subtitles will never do justice to the expressive dialogue in the Afrikaans language and the culture of the Afrikaans dominated defense force of the time. A rare insight into the internal dilemma of a young man, from a small town with big city ideas, forced into a situation (conscription to the armed forces) and finding that he is not alone.


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Country:

South Africa

Language:

Afrikaans | English

Release Date:

July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kanarie See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$98,665
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KykNET, Marche Media See more »
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1.85 : 1
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