Fanie Fourie's Lobola

2013-03-15 14:38
 
Fanie Fourie's Lobola
What it's about:

Fanie Fourie, an Afrikaans guy, designs custom cars that resemble African animals. He lives with his mother in an insulated world that looks like the old South Africa. On a dare, he asks Dinky Magubane, a beautiful Zulu woman, to come with him to his brother’s wedding. She agrees, on condition that he will pretend to be her boyfriend so she can stop her traditional father from pressuring her into marriage.

Although their relationship begins as a contrivance to irk their families, soon the feelings get deeper. They are bonded by a shared sense of humour and a want something more than what their parents expect. But, as they navigate their way through the complicated process of lobola (the traditional Zulu bride price) their relationship falls apart.

Filled with humorous but hard-hitting social commentary, the film is an edgy fairy tale about love and tradition in a rapidly evolving society.
 

Negotiations start March 2013.
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