Stellar cast bagged for hilarious local film, ‘Skaapboer’

Cast of ‘Skaapboer’. Picture: Supplied

Cast of ‘Skaapboer’. Picture: Supplied

Published Mar 23, 2023


The side-splitting local film “Skaapboer”, which premiers on DStv BoxOffice this April, features a stellar cast.

“Skaapboer” homes in on Harold Bruyn (Keeno Lee Hector), whose life takes an unexpected turn after he is fired on the day of his promotion at a bank.

Banned from the financial world, he reflects on the carefree days of his childhood spent on a farm with his grandfather.

With new determination, Harold takes a leap of faith and decides to become a sheep farmer in the heart of one of Joburg’s suburbs.

Battling all odds, he learns the true meaning of life – that your worth lies in much more than a job title.

But, when a shocking discovery reveals that he was set up by a banking colleague, Harold must decide between reclaiming his former life or embracing his new life as a farmer.

The impressive cast features, Hector (“Barakat”, “Unseen”, “Suidooster”, “Sara se Geheim”) as Harold, Natalia da Rocha as Ma Mavis (“Fraksie”, “Backstage”, “Arendsvlei”), Brümilda van Rensburg (“Egoli”, “Lui maar op”, “Belinda”) as Mrs English, Setlhabi Taunyane (“Rhythm City”, “Isidingo”) as Philemon, Zane Meas (“7de Laan”, “Isidingo”) as Oupa and June van Merch (“Sara se Geheim”, “Barakat”) as ou Rieta Bruyns as well as TV and radio presenter Zoë Brown, who makes her film debut as Bernice.

Keeno Lee Hector on ‘Skaapboer’. Picture: Supplied

Writer and director of the film Valenté Bosch said: “’Skaapboer’ combines comedy, irony and a story of resilience in the face of obstacles. One man against the world.

“It showcases the everyday lives of people and challenges the stereotype that coloured men who have lost their jobs, will resort to excessive drinking and criminal activities.

He added: “The film highlights the fact that there are men in our communities who make the right choices, even when everyone is against them. The message of the film is that righteousness can and does triumph.”

“Skaapboer” is available on DStv BoxOffice from April 5.