Fanie Fourie's Lobola


Lars Hockstad AuditoriumThu, Aug 1, 2013 3:00 PM
Sponsored by Beth Collins and Jo Collins
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City Opera HouseFri, Aug 2, 2013 6:00 PM
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Film Info
Release Year:2013
Runtime:96 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Production Country:South Africa
Original Language:Zulu
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Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Chris Chameleon
Connie Chiume
Zethu Dhlomo
Lillian Dube
Motlatsi Mafatshe
Khumbuzile Maphumulo
Director:Henk Pretorius
Produced by:Janine Eser
Kweku Mandela
Lance Samuels
Screenwriter:Janine Eser
Henk Pretorius
Cinematography:Trevor Calverley
Editing By:Avril Beukes
Music By:Adam Schiff


This crowd-pleasing South African romcom follows Fanie (a young white Afrikaner), who on a dare asks Dinky (a beautiful Zulu woman) to accompany him to his pop-star brother’s wedding. She reluctantly agrees on the condition that he pose as her boyfriend so her traditional father will stop pressuring her into an arranged marriage. What begins as a ruse turns into romance, and sparks fly between the unlikely couple. They decide to find out if their newfound love can survive their cultural differences, and if they can successfully navigate the tricky tradition of lobola, a South African dowry. This audience award-winning film is a contemporary fairy tale about finding love where you least expect it.