Strand Releasing | Release Date: July 30, 2004
Summary: An exquisite, romantic period piece that skillfully explores the intersections of sex, race and politics. Set in South Africa in the eighteenth century and based on real events, the story concerns young livestock herder, Claas Blank, who is unjustly arrested and sentenced to hard labor, where he crosses paths with a Dutch sailor. Despite their vast cultural differences, Claas begins a tentative love affair with the sailor, setting in motion a course of events that brings tragic consequences for all. (Strand Releasing)
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Runtime: 97 min
Production: Pluck Productions
Genres: Drama, Romance
Countries: Canada, South Africa
Languages: English, Afrikaans, Dutch, Nama
Director Credit
Jack Lewis Director
John Greyson Director
Writer Credit
Jack Lewis Writer
John Greyson Writer
Cast Credit
A.J. van der Merwe Settler
Adrienne Pierce Tinnie
Brett Goldin Lourens
Dean Lotz Governor
Grant Swanby Willer
Jeroen Kranenburg Scholz
Johan Jacobs Nama Prisoner
Katrina Kaffer Kaness
Kristen Thomson Kate
Kwanda Malunga Claas (Age 10)
Neil Sandilands Rijkhaart Jacobz
Rouxnet Brown Claas Blank
Shaun Smyth Virgil Niven
Terry Norton Betsy
Tessa Jubber Elize
Producer Credit
Anita Lee Producer
Damon D'Oliveira Co-Producer
Jack Lewis Co-Producer
John Greyson Co-Producer
Molly Slingsby Assistant Producer
Platon Trakoshis Producer
Steven Markovitz Producer