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The Harvesters

OT: Die Stropers

Etienne Kallos // South Africa, France, Greece, Poland, 2018
Fiction Feature // FF2018
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A raw, atmospheric drama about masculinity in South Africa’s “Bible Belt”.South Africa. The central province of Free State is a bulwark of the white Afrikaans minority. The conservative, strictly religious region lives mainly from agriculture – with masculinity and strength seen as being of the highest value. Janno doesn’t correspond to this ideal at all. He is a delicate, very sensitive boy. When his mother takes in the young guttersnipe Pieter, Janno’s life changes fundamentally. He is supposed to accept Pieter as a brother – but between the two boys ensues a bitter struggle about power, tradition and parental love.


ETIENNE KALLOS (*1972) is a Greek-South African director. His film Firstborn won Best Short Film in 2009 in Venice. The Harvesters is his debut feature film.



Die Stropers

Fiction Feature

Afrikaans, English


South Africa, France, Greece, Poland


105 min

OV with English subtitles

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