Paljas (1997)

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A family's life in the Karoo (a semi-desert area in South Africa) is changed when a travelling circus leaves behind a clown.



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16 January 2007 | CultGuy1
| A South African Great
In a world where what most people consider South African (cinematicly) is Charleze Theron it fills one with pride to call this picture our own. PALJAS stands head and shoulders above the rest. While most S.A. filmmakers think that the only thing the world wants to see are pics about our politics Katinka Heyns and Chris Barnard (not the physician) chose to portray the life of an ordinary S.A. family in a story filled with pathos and genuine characters instead of the hackneyed anti apartheid heroes of yesteryear. this makes PALJAS truly deserving of a high ranking place among the best of world cinema. as with CHILDREN OF HEAVEN (From Iran) PALJAS centres on a typical S.A. family and their toils and tribulations. anyone hoping to see a True reflection of life in apartheid S.A. without the artifice of modern day propaganda could do no better than to watch this unique gem of a film. Incidentaly for those interested in political S.A. film see PROMISED LAND

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Release Date:

23 January 1997



Country of Origin

South Africa

Filming Locations

South Africa

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