AFRIKAANS MOVIE ROEPMAN

But since this word is not in common usage nowadays, the official English title is Stargazer. Ada Rademan Andrew Thompson Roepman Stargazer was no exception, and I am glad I picked it up and finally decided to watch it with my wife. Being a “Roepman” is “the lowest job a white man can have on the railways”, but Joon – who lives with his mute mother, is a loyal employee and a good, kind, gentle man with a real sense of what’s right and wrong. Timus tells the story of Joon, his own coming of age and loss of innocence, and how Joon tries to give a little of that lost innocence back to Timus. The relations between Whites and Blacks is much more friendly, than among Whites themselves, and one of the most effective scenes in the film is when a black handmaiden cries at the news of the assassination of PM Hendrik Verwoerd, the main architect of the racial segregation in the RSA, polishing his portrait and calling him compassionately ‘Dr.

Tant Rosie Kholeka Dakada Audible Download Audio Books. Paul Eilers who directed the film, is also seen as the dominee priest in the film. Timus and his family are trapped within the structural violence caused by the government and the church at the time. Set in a small railway depot outside Durban, “Roepman” The Callman takes us back to and plunks us into a community of poor white Afrikaners during the days of apartheid. Timus Rademan John-Henry Opperman

Roepman is the first ever Afrikaans film to be released on Blu-Ray In repman scene where the Roepman wakes up one of the locomotive drivers, he is handed back a book through the window. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

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This is one of the best movies ever to come out of South Africa. R94 Discovery Miles Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? I found this film – based on the book by Jan van Tonder, a vivid, powerful, strangely nostalgic and poignant experience and highly recommend it.

Timus Rademan John-Henry Opperman The cast, though consists of local, practically unknown worldwide, actors, does show a good deal of believable acting, resembling living people of that time and land, with their real fears, faults, and ideals.

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The Director also handled sexuality, puberty, coming of age and other issues with an incredible wisdom and sensitivity showing just enough to propel the story forward. Normally, when I choose a movie, I stand at the video shop and read other user reviews on IMDb on my phone.

Many of the characters and family situations and stories sound similar to what I have witnessed or heard off while growing up. The cast, though consists of local, practically unknown worldwide, actors, does show a good deal of believable acting, resembling living people of that time and land, with their real fears, faults, and ideals.

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A activation email has been sent to you. Timus’s sisters turn against father, which tries to compel them to live by strict religious rules, the boy himself is harassed by a local mobster, and punished by his father for making up tales, and roepmman Joon the Knocker-up ‘he would be staring at the sky, even if he weren’t walleyed, because he is the only one, who see the heavens’ tries to protect the boy and to bring peace to the neighbourhood, but clashes with a local macho.

Despite a touch of magical realism, “Roepman” is set in a dark time of harsh, political repression and shines a light on apartheid. Of course, out of so many tense moments some tragedy must arise by the end of the movie. The English subtitles do not capture the full flavor of the Afrikaans language and the film works better if you understand “die taal” the languagebut they are good enough.

The sensitive, fragile, imaginative Timus lives with his stern father Abraham Rademan Deon Lotz – a staunch, conservative nationalist and an elder at the Church, his compassionate, long suffering mother Rika Sennetthis brother Eddie de Jagerhis grandma Lida Botha and his two sisters, Rykie and Erika Beate Olwagen, Desire Gardner.

Harry Gouws Isabella Mostert Roepman tells the story of a railway community told through the eyes of an afrikaanz boy called Timus Paul Loots.

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,ovie Salmon belongs to a different Church, so it looks like a young girl’s heart will be cruelly broken by a father’s unbending will. When Timus gets into trouble it is usually Joon who saves him, and Timus sees these timely interventions from his protector as miracles.

Search for ” Roepman ” on Amazon. It is not a politically charged film, but it certainly offers a telling look into aspects of the Afrikaner culture, its obsession with religion, and the horror of apartheid.

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Rykie is trying to persuade her father to allow dancing at her upcoming 21st birthday party and Erika is in love with Salmon Ivan Bothawho adores her and calls her “my spinnekop” my spider – because she weaves webs around his heart.

Trivia Director Paul Eilers also plays the “dominee” minister. Abram Rademan Rika Sennett Timus tells the story of Joon, his own coming of age and loss of innocence, and how Joon tries to give a little of that lost innocence back to Timus. Description Details Customer Reviews Roepman tells the story of a railway community told through the eyes of an year-old boy called Timus Paul Loots.

Erika Rademan Petru Wessels Great acting, great cinematography, spot on historical context and a great sound track. Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription.

The death of Verwoerd marked a time of change, and, some say, the beginning of the end for the National Party. The photos Afrkaans have from my parents and our family in the early years in Newcastle, looks very similar to the town depicted in the movie.

Sadly, I doubt this excellent film will ever become available outside of South Africa, but if anyone here ever gets the chance to see it, grab that chance with both hands. Some of the storyline is still left to the imagination, as not all plots are conclusive. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.

It tells the story of a railway community, told through the eyes of an eleven year old boy, called Timus. The relations between Whites and Blacks is much more friendly, than among Whites themselves, and one of the most effective scenes in the farikaans is when a black handmaiden cries at the news of the assassination of PM Hendrik Verwoerd, the main architect of the racial segregation in the RSA, polishing his portrait and calling him compassionately ‘Dr.

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