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Ster-Kinekor to release Faan Se Trein

Ster-Kinekor to release Faan Se Trein

Cast includes Long Walk To Freedom’s Deon Lotz.

Ster-Kinekor will release local production Faan Se Trein in South Africa in January 2014.

The Afrikaans-language family film is written and directed by Koos Roets and produced by Helena Spring.

The cast features Willie Esterhuizen, Deon Lotz (Long Walk to Freedom), Marius Weyers (Blood Diamond), Sandra Kotze (Die Storie van Klara Viljee), Anel Alexander (Semi-Soet), Nicola Hanekom (Jimmy in Pink), Cobus Rossouw and Gamiet Petersen.

The story, likened to Forrest Gump, is about a simple man whose inheritance inspires greed in his tiny Karoo village. It is based on the 1975 hit play Faan se Trein.

Spring who describes the film as “a haunting, yet feel good story about greed and human values”.

The film has already won a number of prizes at the M-Net Silverscreen awards.

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