Boesman and Lena (2000)

Boesman and Lena
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 28mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation
Keywords love
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
John Berry Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Diane Hammond Makeup Artist key makeup artist 120801 13000004
Debbie Hare Makeup makeup & hair 353 13000003
Reza Levy Wardrobe wardrobe master 120823 13000005
Kashka Banjoko Hairdresser n/a 121014 13000002
Francois LePeule Foley n/a 120961 14000001
Antonin Cochetel Rerecording re-recording 120995 14000002
Diana Cilliers Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Michael S Berg Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Fred Du Preez Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Leo Davis Casting n/a 179 10000001
Jackie Mayou Casting n/a 179 10000002
Albert Sales Supervisor n/a 120845 11000001
Brigitte Taillandier Sound sound recording 120816 14000003
Alvon Collison Choreographer choreography 120803 17000001
Bernard P Guiremand Other French supervison 120795 26000001
Velocity Africa Production production services 120824 25000001
Romain Le Grand Other French supervison 120795 26000002
Matt Shaw Other unit captain 120795 26000003
Jean-Paul Loublier Other mixing 120795 26000004
Max Poolman Special Effects key special effects 168 23000003
Michael Kirsten Special Effects Coordinator n/a 241 23000002
Mo Marais Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Max Berto Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Trevor Norris Animal Wrangler n/a 120863 20000001
Garin van Munster Animal Wrangler n/a 120863 20000002
Alain Le Roy Visual Effects visual special effects 419 23000001
Emmanuel Augeard Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000004
Regis Dupre Music Conductor conductor 120818 8000002
John Stodel Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Jeremy Nathan Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Wren T Brown Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Athol Fugard Source Material (Play) 120786 4000003
Athol Fugard Play as Source Material ("Boesman and Lena") 120972 4000004
Pierre Rissient Producer n/a 3 3000002
Francois Ivernel Producer n/a 3 3000001
Willie Jonah Actor Old African 1 1000003
Angela Bassett Actor Lena 1 1000002
Graham Weir Actor Recycle Man 1 1000004
Anton Stoltz Actor Farmer 1 1000005
John Berry Director n/a 2 2000001
Alan Shearer Unit Manager n/a 120832 5000001
Nina Heyns Line Producer n/a 161 5000002
Claudine Bouche Editor n/a 172 7000001
Alain Choquart Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jeanne Moutard Editor n/a 172 7000002
Wally Badarou Music n/a 120781 8000001
Danny Glover Actor Boesman 1 1000001
Theuns de Wet Location Manager n/a 193 5000009
Jo Muzzell Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000008
Claire Letoret Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Wendy Alport Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Makkie Slamong Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Benedicte Kermadec Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000006
Daniele Vernon Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000007
Stephane Vilar Original Music n/a 120838 8000003
Synopsis
Carrying bottles and pots around their shoulders, and a few pieces of clothing, Boesman and Lena are forced to roam dusty clay roadways in search of shelter and a better existence. Driven from their shanty once again by the white man, they walk the South African Cape Flats, a place that they've been many times before, in a life they've been forced to live before. Lena, haunted by memories of happier days, wants to talk abou their plight to find answers and meaning to her life. Boesman, filled with rage, spite and fear, wants to numb himself with wine and quiet Lena with his fists. As the night falls, a stranger appears. he is a kaffir, A Xhosa tribesman. Although different from them, he is also looking for nourishment. For Lena, he is another pair of eyes, a witness to her existence in the world. Boesman shuns him and mocks Lena for her sympathy. But the mere presence of this stranger transforms the lives of the desperate couple who find their state basically the same, yet significantly altered.
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