Film Adaptation of Fanie Fourie’s Lobola by Nape ‘A Motana Coming Out in March (Plus: Trailer)
A film adaptation of Fanie Fourie’s Lobola by Nape ‘A Motana is set to be released in March. The movie was directed by Henk Pretorius, who co-wrote the screenplay with Janine Eser. Out of Africa‘s Lance Samuels and Kweku Mandela were the producers. Eduan van Jaarsveld plays Fanie Fourie and Zethu Dlomo can be seen in the role of Dinky Magubane, while musician Chris Chameleon makes an appearance as Fourie’s brother – a successful Afrikaans popstar.
Eser commented that “the South African context brings a fresh and unique backdrop to the obstacles they have to overcome” and said that, “at its core, the movie is a real love story between two quirky characters who are deeply attracted to each other”.
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Funny yet hard-hitting, the film tackles the thorny subject of cross-cultural relationships with humour and honesty. Directed by Henk Pretorius (‘Bakgat!’, ‘Bakgat! ‘’), and co-written by Pretorius and Janine Eser, ‘Fanie Fourie’s Lobola’ stars talented newcomer Zethu Dlomo as Dinky and film and comedy favourite, Eduan van Jaarsveld as the affable Fanie. The film is the first from Once Upon a Story, a script development initiative headed by veteran industry leader Paul Raleigh and Janine Eser, which aims to take great South African stories to the big screen and the world.
Out of Africa producers, Lance Samuels and Kweku Mandela responded immediately to the screenplay: “When we read the script, we laughed out loud,” says Samuels. “A rare event when reading a screenplay. But what took us by surprise was how the story captured our hearts and moved us so much.”
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