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Proteus (2004)





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A recreation of the decade-long love affair in the 18th century in a Cape Town penal colony on Robin Island. The two lovers were a Dutch sailor imprisoned there for sodomy and a young Khoi herder. The Khoi were part of the Hottentot tribal group and as such were the untouchables of that time. The two were placed on trial and this love affair and the legal battles are the grist of Greyson and Lewis' film based partly on court transcripts from the time. In South Africa, during the 1700s, sodomy was a crime deemed worse than murder, and the fact that these two young men had indulged in it was also complicated by the fact that this was an interracial love affair.


Rouxnet Brown
as Claas Blank
Neil Sandilands
as Rijkhaart Jacobsz
Shaun Smyth
as Virgil Niven
Brett Goldin
as Lourens
Deon Lotz
as Governor
Johan Jacobs
as Nama Prisoner
Kwanda Malunga
as Claas (age 10)
Illias Moseko
as Claas's Grandfather
Jane Rademeyer
as Niven's Wife
Lola Dollimore
as Niven's Daughter
Robin Smith
as Munster
Andre Rousseau
as De Mepsche
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