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Die Seemeeu numet.ro/seemeeu  5155

Release date: Fri 15 Mar 2019
Running time:151 (2h31’)
Age restriction:16 D IAT L S V


Christiaan Olwagen (Johnny is nie Dood nie, Kanarie) adapts Anton Chekhov's classic play, The Seagull, to film, and places it in South Africa in the 1990’s, almost one hundred years after it was written. Performed in Afrikaans, with English subtitles, the characters are easily recognised, yet appear as if they were written for this new setting.

Each of Chekhov's skillfully drawn characters – the vain and self-absorbed theatre diva Irene (Sandra Prinsloo); her ailing and ageing brother Piet (Marius Weyers); the self-doubting, insecure, lovelorn playwright and neglected son Konstant (Albert Pretorius); the naïve, ingenue Nina (Rolanda Marais); the gloomy, alcoholic, dope smoking Masha (Cintaine Schutte); the cheerful philosopher and witness to the drama Dr Eugene (Gerben Kamper); the brash farm manager Elias (Deon Lotz); his long suffering wife Paulina (Martelize Kolver); the puppy dog, poverty-stricken teacher Simon (Geon Nel); and the famous writer Boors (Alyzzander Fourie) – grapple with inner fears, longings, doubts, regrets, recriminations and miseries. All of them, of course, of their own making.

Genre: Drama
Cast: Sandra Prinsloo, Marius Weyers, Albert Pretorius, Rolanda Marais, Deon Lotz, Martelize Kolver, Cintaine Schutte, Gerben Kamper, Geon Nel, Allyzander Fourie
Directed by: Christiaan Olwagen
Screenplay: Saartjie Botha, Christiaan Olwagen
Music: Charl-Johan Lingenfelder
Produced by: Jaco Smit, Roelof Storm
Language: Afrikaans
Subtitles: English

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