Dominee Tienie

Dominee Tienie
We follow Reverend Tienie Benade as he comes to a cross-road in his life, that will test his career, his marriage and his faith. He needs to win back his confidence to once again become the light he was to everyone around him. In Afrikaans language with English subtitles.

97 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Language).
Drama, Afrikaans, South African.
So how do you like my FW de Klerk impersonation?
So how do you like my FW de Klerk impersonation?


Frank Opperman, Henrietta Gryffenberg, Thapelo Mokoena, Deon Lotz, Regardt van den Bergh, Izel Bezuidenhout, Paul Eilers
Salmon de Jager
ScreenplaySalmon de Jager, from the play by Dana Snyman
MusicDawie de Jager
CinematographyEduan Kitching
EditingQuinn Lubbe
Made in2019
Produced byBosbok Ses Films

IMDB page
Scroll down for embedded trailer

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

LanguageFairly frequent mild to moderate impact swearing.
ViolenceIsolated instance of low impact violence presented in a sensitive and comical manner with little noticeable effect.
PrejudiceAn isolated low impact scene of prejudice based on sexual orientation, involving the use of a derogatory term.
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe drama Dominee Tienie explores complex and mature, but mainly positive and inspirational themes of expectations of a preacher’s congregation, death, regret, acceptance, compassion, courage to change, faith, family relationships, homelessness, introspection and self-reflection. It also carries positive messages against hypocrisy, judgement and prejudice; and promotes kindness towards the less-fortunate, community upliftment, compassion and acceptance. Although the complexity and maturity of some of the themes may be confusing to cognitively immature viewers under the age of 10 years, and would require a caregiver for children of 10 to 12 years to explain the context, themes are presented sensitively and with some comedic elements, which mitigates the impact. There is a low to mild sense of threat and menace as contained in the nightmares Tienie experiences because of guilt and stress, where he has the common dream of his teeth falling out. However, the positive messages, and positive resolution with the whole congregation deciding to help the needy people in their community, are inspirational, uplifting and likely to be of benefit to morally developing children of 10 years and older, who would be cognitively mature enough to comprehend it.
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.


Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Mariana Malan quote iconRolprent praat direk met jou hart.

Average .. 63%



Xax International logo
 Xax International
 All rights reserved.