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Fanie Fourie’s Lobola  2668

Release date: Fri 1 Mar 2013
Running time:90 (1h30’)
Age restriction:7–9PG

Negotiations start March 2013.

Fanie Fourie, an Afrikaans guy, designs custom cars that resemble African animals. He lives with his mother in an insulated world that looks like the old South Africa. On a dare, he asks Dinky Magubane, a beautiful Zulu woman, to come with him to his brother’s wedding. She agrees, on condition that he will pretend to be her boyfriend so she can stop her traditional father from pressuring her into marriage.

Although their relationship begins as a contrivance to irk their families, soon the feelings get deeper. They are bonded by a shared sense of humour and a want something more than what their parents expect. But, as they navigate their way through the complicated process of lobola (the traditional Zulu bride price) their relationship falls apart.

Filled with humorous but hard-hitting social commentary, the film is an edgy fairy tale about love and tradition in a rapidly evolving society.

Based on Fanie Fourie's Lobola (novel) by Nape ’a Motana.

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Cast: Eduan Van Jaarsveld, Zethu Dlomo, Jerry Mofokeng, Marga Van Rooy, Motlatsi Mafatshe, Chris Chameleon, Yule Masiteng, Connie Chiume, Richard Van Der Westhuizen, Lilian Dube
Directed by: Henk Pretorius
Screenplay: Henk Pretorius, Janine Eser
Music: Adam Schiff
Produced by: Lance Samuels, Kweku Mandela, Janini Eser
Language: Zulu, English, Afrikaans

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