Caught between two cultures about to collide.

Set soon after Van Riebeeck arrived at the Cape, we follow the true story of Krotoa, a feisty, bright, young 11-year-old girl, who is removed from her close-knit Khoi tribe to serve the Van Riebeecks. She is brought into the first Fort established by the Dutch East India Company in 1652. There, she grows into a visionary young woman who assimilates into the Dutch language and culture so well that she rises to become an influential interpreter for Van Riebeeck. While Van Reibeeck became the first Governor of the Cape Colony, Krotoa was both rejected by her own Khoi people and destroyed by the Dutch when she tried to find the middle road between the two cultures. The film has already won several awards. In Afrikaans with English subtitles.

122 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Sex, Violence).
Drama, Period piece, Afrikaans, South African, On the art circuit
Home sweet home ...
Home sweet home ...


Crystal-Donna Roberts, Armand Aucamp, Jacques Bessenger, Brendon Daniels, Deon Lotz, Ernest St. Claire, Roeline Daneel, Marcel Van Heerden
Roberta Durrant
ScreenplayMargaret Goldsmid, Kaye Ann Williams
MusicMurray Anderson
CinematographyGreg Heimann
Made in2017

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

LanguageFairly frequent, includes prejudicial language justified by the context, mild impact.
NudityInfrequent, isolated, low impact.
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceInfrequent, justified by context, with contextual anti-abuse messages.
PrejudiceInfrequent, historical context, low impact
Drug abuseNone
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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconSwak inkleding kelder geloofwaardigheid.
Leon van Nierop
Leandra Engelbrecht quote iconKrotoa is a thought provoking film that will stay with you long after the credits roll. This film is a must-see for all South Africans and hopefully it will start start a dialogue about the untold history of indigenous people.

What the People say

13 Netizens

Average .. 60%



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