Bustin Bonaparte (2005)

Bustin Bonaparte
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 37mins.
Genres Drama, Adventure, Family
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Olive Schreiner Source Material (from novel: "The Story of an African Farm") 120786 4000003
Thandi Brewer Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Bonnie Rodini Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Peter Tischauser Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Josh Galvin Editor n/a 172 7000001
Birrie LeRoux Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
J.B. Arthur Music n/a 120781 8000001
Bonnie Rodini Producer n/a 3 3000001
David Lister Director n/a 2 2000001
Karin Van Der Laag Actor Tant Sannie 1 1000004
Armin Mueller-Stahl Actor Otto 1 1000003
Kasha Kropinski Actor Lyndall 1 1000002
Anneke Weidemann Actor Em 1 1000005
Luke Gallant Actor Waldo 1 1000006
Nichol Petersen Actor Tant Sannie's Maid 1 1000008
Elriza Swanepoel Actor Trana 1 1000007
Richard E Grant Actor Bonaparte Blenkins 1 1000001
The 1870's. South Africa. Life is normal at the farm on the slopes of a Karoo Kopje. Fat Tant Sannie looks after her charges, the sweet Em and the independent Lyndall, with a strict Biblical hand--it was Em's father's dying wish. Gentle Otto, the farm manager, runs the farm and cares for Waldo, his son. Waldo is bright, and busy building a model of a sheep-shearing machine that he hopes will make them all rich. Things change when the sinister, eccentric Bonaparte Blenkins with bulbous nose and chimney pot hat arrives. Their childhood is disrupted by the bombastic Irishman who claims blood ties with Wellington and Queen Victoria and so gains uncanny influence over the girls' gross stupid stepmother, Tant Sannie. As the story of Lyndall, Em and Waldo unfolds to its touching end, we learn not merely of a backwater in colonial history, but of the whole human condition.