Faan se Trein

'n Man se onskuld, 'n dorp se onreg.

Faan se Trein
Based on a pair of incredibly successful plays dating back more than 30 years, Faan and his train finally make it onto the big screen. It is the tale of a simple-minded young man, set to inherit some valuable items when his father dies. The town's doctor's wife decides she needs to get her hands on these things and begins playing Faan, which leads to unforseen outcomes. This results in Faan being sent to an institution, before the townsfolk step in. In Afrikaans language with English subtitles.

115 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Language, Violence, Prejudice).
Drama, Afrikaans, South African.
Wish  this train would stop following me ...
Wish this train would stop following me ...


Marius Weyers, Deon Lotz, Willie Esterhuizen, Anel Alexander, Nicola Hanekom, Sandra Kotze, Cobus Rossouw
Koos Roets
ScreenplayPieter Fourie, Koos Roets, based on the plays by Pieter Fourie
MusicNik Saklellarides
CinematographyAmelia Henning
EditingNicholas Costaras
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
Made in2014
Produced byClearwater, Red Pepper Pictures, KykNet

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

LanguageLow impact with sexual innuendo
ViolenceVery mild with a low impact, e.g. Faan mishandles the doctor's wife
PrejudiceInfrequent but with low impact
Drug abuseNone
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer
Cape Times
Steyn du Toit quote iconBitter-sweet tale of an innocent mind.

Average .. 63%



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