Boesman & Lena


The second filmed adaptation of Athol Fugard's famous play. Set in the late 1960s, we examine the situation of a poor and dispossessed man and his wife. While they are currently hobos, we see via flashbacks that they had previously enjoyed a much better lifestyle. They spend a lot of time bickering.


90 minutes.
No persons under 10 (Language) .
Drama

Showtimes

Ek soek
Ek soek 'n bottletjie blou...

Credits

Cast
Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Willie Jonah
Director
John Berry
ScreenplayJohn Berry, based on the play by Athol Fugard
MusicWally Badarou
CinematographyAlain Choquart
Sound formatsDolby, SDDS
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor
Made in2000
Produced byPathé Image Production, Primedia Productions

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
3
Cape Argus
Owen Williams
10
The Star
Janine Walker
8
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
1
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
10
Box Office
Ed Scheid
15
Total Film
Tom Dawson
5
Film Review
James Cameron-Wilson
1
Uncut
Gavin Martin
5

What the People say

Internet
16 Netizens
11

Average .. 35%

7

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Well, the actors worked hard, but the story had nowhere to go. I really should not have rated the film as I did walk out, after deciding several times to stick it out a little longer in the hope that it would improve. Watching two bergies arguing over nothing does not make for exciting cinema. I can have that experience at my nearest bottle store. The most amazing thing was seeing how far they travelled around the Cape Peninsula, on foot, in the space of one day...






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