Ballade vir 'n Enkeling

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Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
A talented new writer is awarded the sought-after Basson prize for his debut novel, Die Enkeling. He fails to appear at the awards ceremony, in fact, he seems to have disappeared. An intrigued magazine journalist decides to investigate and she soon starts unravelling the story of the author's life. She discovers a tragic story in which a young boy is accused of shooting his father, sent to reform school, rejected by his mother and betrayed by the people he loved the most. It's not long before he becomes more than a story to her. But will her efforts to clear his name bring her face to face with the man she's come to love? In Afrikaans language with English subtitles.

136 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Detective/Mystery, Afrikaans, South African.
This could be awkward...
This could be awkward...


Armand Aucamp, DonnaLee Roberts, Rolanda Marais, Christia Visser, Jacques Bessenger, André Stolz, Dorette Potgieter
Quentin Krog
ScreenplayLeon van Nierop
MusicBenjamin Willem
CinematographyTom Marais
EditingC.A. van Aswegen
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
Made in2015
Produced byThe Film Factory

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

LanguageModerate to strong, infrequent
NudityLow impact, brief isolated scene of partial buttocks in non-sexual context
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceStrong impact, infrequent, realistic and psychologically disturbing with bloodletting.
PrejudiceLow impact, justified by context, contextually disapproved of reference to black threat
Drug abuseNone
CommentsContains Sexual Violence
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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconRaises bar for Afrikaans rom-coms.
Die Burger
Rochélle Human quote iconBallade 'n dapper fliek.

Average .. 63%



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