Die Seemeeu

Die Seemeeu
This local film, featuring well-known Afrikaans actors, is a modern adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull.” A famous actress pays summer visits to her brother and her son on a country estate. On one occasion, she is accompanied by her lover, a successful writer, leading to familial conflict, heartbreak and tragedy. In Afrikaans language with English subtitles.

151 minutes.
No Persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence, Drug abuse).
Comedy, Drama, Afrikaans, South African.

Not currently showing on the local cinema circuit.


Sandra Prinsloo, Marius Weyers, Rolanda Marais, Deon Lotz, Albert Pretorius, Martelize Kolver, Cintaine Schutte
Christiaan Olwagen
ScreenplayChristiaan Olwagen, from the novel by Anton Chekhov
CinematographyChris Vermaak
EditingEva Du Preez
Made in2018

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

LanguageDemeaning and expressional used frequently and of a strong impact.
SexNone (sic)
ViolencePsychological violence of implied scenes of domestic violence and suicide
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsContains scenes with Imitative Acts and Techniques.
The material contains complex and mature themes of philosophy dedication to ones craft, self centeredness, desperation, unrequited love, envy, regret and dissolution, dysfunctional family relationships, dreaming big, love, mental disorders, self doubt, forbidden love, cheating, having low esteem, loss by death, disappointment, alcoholism, broken dreams, suicide and being depressed. Themes are presented artistically and dramatically in a form of a classical drama with mellow dramatic tones. The film offers a prime example of recurring motives which has symbolic meaning as an example of classical drama. Complex and mature themes such as dysfunctional family relationships and infidelity and the development of plots and characters are likely to be confusing for cognitively immature children. However reasonable and cognitively mature viewers of 16 years and older will be able to recognise artistic and dramatic value of the film but children under 16 may find themes and certain elements to be morally harmful, misleading and confusing.
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

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