Poppie Nongena 

Based on the Elsa Joubert novel "The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena", regarded as one of the best African novels of the twentieth century.

Director:

Christiaan Olwagen

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Updated: 27 July 2019
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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Anna-Mart van der Merwe Anna-Mart van der Merwe ... Antoinette Swanepoel
Rolanda Marais ... Magriet Swanepoel
Dawid Minnaar Dawid Minnaar ... Ian Swanepoel
Clementine Mosimane Clementine Mosimane ... Poppie Nongena
Nomsa Nene Nomsa Nene ... Lena
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Poppie Nongena tells the story of a South African woman, an Afrikaans speaking Xhosa mother, whose life revolves around her family and finding stability in a period of insufferable upheaval in the country. When her husband, Stone, became too ill to work, Poppie was deemed by the law to be an "illegal" resident in her own country. She engaged in a desperate struggle with the authorities for permission to stay, moving from house to house, applying for permits, applying for extensions, extensions of extensions, and using every means at her disposal to remain with her children. Caught in the cross fire of her children's needs, her husband's illness, community anger and repressive laws, she was finally forced to give in just as the 1976 riots for freedom erupted. Written by Helena Spring Films

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

Afrikaans | English

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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