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A contemporary Afrikaans film adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, ‘The Seagull,’ directed by Christiaan Olwagen, and produced by Marche Media.

Released Fri 5 Apr, 2019
Studio:Filmfinity distributes own commercialIndie by Filmfinity
Running time:151 (2h31')
Age restriction:16 D IAT L S V

A group of people—the vain and self-absorbed theatre diva, Irene, her ailing and ageing brother, Piet, the self-doubting, insecure, lovelorn playwright and neglected son, Konstant, the naïve ingenue, Nina, the gloomy, alcoholic, dope-smoking Masha, the cheerful philosopher and witness to the drama, Dr Eugene, the brash farm manager, Elias, his long-suffering wife, Paulina, the puppy dog, poverty-stricken teacher, Simon, and the famous writer, Boors—grapple with inner fears, longings, doubts, regrets, recriminations and miseries – all of them of their own making.

Genre: Drama
Cast: Sandra Prinsloo, Marius Weyers, Gerben Kamper, Alyzzander Fourie, Deon Lotz, Rolanda Marais, Martelize Kolver, Albert Pretorius, Geon Nel, Cintaine Schutte
Directed by: Christiaan Olwagen
Screenplay: Saartjie Botha, Christiaan Olwagen
Music: Charl-Johan Lingenfelder
Produced by: Roelof Storm, Jaco Smit
Language: Afrikaans
Subtitles: English
Country / Year: South Africa,  2018

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Christiaan Olwagen (‘Johnny is nie dood nie,’ ‘Kanarie’) adapts Anton Chekhov‘s classic 1895 play, ‘The Seagull,’ to film, and places the story in South Africa in the 1990s. Performed in Afrikaans with English subtitles, the film has characters that are easily recognised, yet they appear as if they were written for this new setting.