South African Film Festival

Glory Game: Joost Van Der Westhuizen Story

Expired June 13, 2021 1:45 PM
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Former South African Springbok captain Joost van der Westhuizen is no stranger to the spotlight. From fame on the rugby field to a scandalous fall from grace, his life has been public property. Now he tackles a disease which has no regard for his past triumphs, and again he lays himself bare to the world – fighting for survival, for his family and for others affected by Motor Neuron Disease. A compelling tale of redemption, set against the backdrop of sporting glory, this is the story of a modern day warrior forced to face his own human frailty. He discovers that beyond fame and success lies the true wealth of life and shows that within a ravaged body can surge the spirit of a survivor.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    86 minutes
  • Language
    English, Afrikaans
  • Rating
  • Director
    Odette Schwegler
  • Screenwriter
    Odette Schwegler
  • Cast
    Joost van der Westhuizen