Hannes Lombard is a medical doctor who was struck off the roll for substance abuse. He takes refuge on a farm in northern Natal, where his farming efforts are unsuccessful. Buks, his godson is sent to live with him. He’s quite happy to swop city life for a carefree life on the farm with new playmates in a new school. He and Sproetie, the neighbours’ little girl soon become great friends and their laid-back existence becomes even more idyllic when Hannes gives them each a horse. But the serpent sneaks into paradise. Lelik, Buks’s dog startles Sproetie’s horse, who throws her. The fall leaves Sproetie paralysed, and Buks is consumed by self-reproach. But it is old Willem, the farm-hand, and his simple wisdom who makes life bearable again for everyone.
Follows Liefde vir Lelik (1972).
Director: Joe Stewardson
Writers: Joe Stewardson (screenplay), Henk Goosen (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Stars: Pieter, Sheba, Blanche Lloyd
Country: South Africa
Release Date: 13 January 1975 (South Africa)
Runtime: 92 min
Production Co: Kavalier Films
NOTE: I don’t claim ownership on this old South African movie and I believe they are out of copyright. I have credited the original production company and I have uploaded this video with the creative commons license attribution.