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Platteland 2011

  • Sean Else
  • November 25, 2011
  • 121 mins
  • Afrikaans
This Afrikaans movie has a plotline straight out of the classic Westerns. The baddie is trying to get control of a female farmer's land. A mysterious stranger rolls into town, and completely changes the power dynamics of the situation. Soon, love is blossoming in unexpected places. The film has a healthy dose of popular Afrikaans songs. In Afrikaans with English subtitles.
Platteland features a stellar cast of actors and musicians and puts a vibrant new spin on some of the most popular Afrikaans hits of the past few years. It tells the story of Riana van Niekerk who is desperately fighting to save her family's farm from Mike Ferreira. He has his own agenda and is determined to drive Riana from the land and seize her farm. When Dirk Pretorius, a drifter with many secrets of his own, arrives in town, new alliances are formed and love blossoms in unexpected ways.


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