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(The Callman)  1989

Release date: Fri 20 May 2011
Running time:115 (1h55’)
Age restriction:16 L P V

Onskuld is iets wat jy eers leer ken as jy dit kwyt is.

The story of a 1966 railway community told through the eyes of Tinus, an eleven-year-old boy.

Timus and his family are trapped within the structural violence caused by the government and the church at the time. An unlikely hero, Joon, often appears to save Timus, which Timus views as miracles. Timus tells the story of his own coming of age, his loss of innocence and how Joon tries to get a little of that innocence back. Nobody shares Timus's point of view, but Joon however goes on to do a little more saving in the community.

The film combines the magical world of childhood with the stark reality in which we live.

Based on Roepman by Jan van Tonder.

Genre: Drama
Cast: Paul Loots, Rika Sennett, Deon Lotz, Andrew Thompson, John-Henry Opperman, Altus Theart, Desire Gardner, Beate Olwagen, Lida Botha, Eddie de Jager, Paul Lückhoff, Isabella Mostert, Andrea de Jager
Directed by: Paul Eilers
Screenplay: Jan van Tonder, Salmon de Jager, Piet de Jager
Music: Dawie de Jager
Produced by: Salmon de Jager, Danie Bester
Language: Afrikaans
Subtitles: English

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