Cape Town – Bouwer Bosch needs no introduction.
The local all-round entertainer produced the new Afrikaans romantic comedy Sy Klink soos Lente. (Read more about it here)
Not only does he star in the film he also performs the title track of the film.
Listen to it here:
We had a quick chat with Bouwer about his role in the flick.
1. How did you get involved with the project?
Rachelle Crous and I worked with Tina Kruger and Stiaan Smith on a short film called Beurtkrag in 2015. After the success of the short film they approached us again to hear if we wanted to be part of this feature they are working on. We did not know much about making feature films but we wanted to learn as much as possible and it ended up being one amazing humbling collaborative attempt by the four of us and Danie Bester as mentor of the project.
2. Who do you play in the film and are there any similarities between you and your character?
I play Helgaard. He is a bit of a party pooper, I guess when I was younger I had a lot of that vibe going, being older now I realise that it's okay to have fun and to let other people have fun too. Helgaard looks a bit like a younger version of Hitler, and that I am not.
3. What’s the one thing that will surprise people about the film?
The realness of the characters and the dialogue - the dialogue is very raw and real as in how we talk today. We don't get that a lot in Afrikaans movies, sometimes it too much fluff and no substance, this is movie is not perfect, but it is very real and unique.
4.What was the most challenging aspect during filming?
Being one of five producers, the biggest challenge was having the same vision at times. You fall in love so much with the story that we all want the best thing for the movie, but being human and first timers we quickly learned that you must choose your battles. We had to teach the actors to play instruments in a month, that was challenging but also a lot of fun. They did a great job and pulled it off like it was nothing.
5. Why should people go and see it?
Because it's different. It's not filled with fluff that you can't relate to. It has got great music in it, great new faces in the movie and lastly it's just a heartfelt story of a guy who just wants the girl to like him.
Sy Klink Soos Lente releases in cinemas nationwide Friday, 30 September.
(Photos: Werner Botha/Plastiek)
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