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Kanarie (2018)

Canary (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Musical, War | July 2018 (USA)
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A coming-of-age war musical about a small town boy who gets chosen to serve his compulsory two year military training in the South African Defence Force Choir and Concert group- known as ... See full summary »

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Christiaan Olwagen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Schalk Bezuidenhout Schalk Bezuidenhout ... Johan Niemand
Hannes Otto ... Wolfgang Müller
Germandt Geldenhuys Germandt Geldenhuys ... Ludolf Otterman
Gérard Rudolf ... Reverend Koch
Jacques Bessenger ... Reverend Engelbrecht
Francois Jacobs Francois Jacobs ... Tiaan Taljaard
De Klerk Oelofse De Klerk Oelofse ... Walter (Rambo) Boonzaaier
Ludwig Binge Ludwig Binge ... Daan Goosen
David Viviers David Viviers ... Kevin Scott
Andrico Goosen Andrico Goosen ... RuanRuan (Lobster) Swart
Beer Adriaanse Beer Adriaanse ... Corporal Crunchie
Laudo Liebenberg Laudo Liebenberg ... Lourens Human
Geon Nel Geon Nel ... Corporal de Wet
Emile Tredoux Emile Tredoux ... Corporal du Toit
Johan Botha Johan Botha ... Mr. Visser
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A coming-of-age war musical about a small town boy who gets chosen to serve his compulsory two year military training in the South African Defence Force Choir and Concert group- known as the "Canaries"- during the height of the Apartheid regime.

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Drama | Musical | War

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

Afrikaans | English

Release Date:

July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kanarie See more »

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$98,665
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Marche Media See more »
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The final song, a mash-up of a chirch hymn and Victims (Culture Club / Boy George) was recorded on set. Compser Charl-Johan Lingenfelder completed the arrangement 2 nights before. See more »

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A stunning birdsong
11 October 2018 | by MikumiSee all my reviews

When a bird scares from you, you can feel the uneasiness... the fear surround its body and sound to protect itself. This movie is all about an unrest soul which has doubt about its identity. You may watch a lot of movie about self-discovering but this is a masterpiece. I am not only talking about the script or dialogue but the way that director shows contrast is clever. The one shot technique helps to bring all the dilemma and confusion with great acting but also I love how he exposes the audience by bringing them into the scene by leading actor's great look.

This movie can explain you how a gay struggling in a racist army. However while world moves apart you can only find the creation of a new world surrounded by beautiful songs, Canary's song.


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