South African Film Festival

Hans Crosses the Rubicon + Q&A

Expired May 30, 2024 1:30 PM
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The headstrong 90-year-old Hans is forced into a retirement home by his estranged daughter Karla (living abroad). Once there, he faces the draconian management of Matron van Dussen, a retired jail warden, who restricts and disempowers the residents. He tries to escape, but his efforts are futile against the matron's repressive rule. Locked and restricted inside its fortified walls, Hans becomes a rebel and activist who has nothing to lose by revolting. It's marijuana cookies, strippers, and grand escapism in an anti-ageism revolution about growing old on your own terms.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    100 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    South Africa
  • Rating
  • Genre
    Adventure, Comedy/Drama
  • Subtitle Language
  • Awards
    - 2023 Winner Silwerskerm Festival Best Film - 2023 Winner Silwerskerm Festival Best Actor: Feature Film Pierre van Pletzen - 2023 Winner Silwerskerm Festival Best Director: Feature Film Corne van Rooyen - Motion Pictures International Film Festival: Best Picture, Best Directing and Best Performance by an Actor.
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  • Director
    Corne van Rooyen
  • Producer
    Tascha van der Westhuizen, René van Rooyen
  • Cast
    Pierre van Pletzen, June van Merch, Sandra Prinsloo, Tobie Cronje
  • Cinematographer
    Sunel Haasbroek
  • Editor
    Ebenhaezer Smal
  • Production Design
    Jacqueline Lotz