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by Etienne Kallos


South Africa, Free State region, isolated stronghold to the Afrikaans white ethnic minority culture. In this conservative farming territory obsessed with strength and masculinity, Janno is different, secretive, emotionally frail. One day his mother, fiercely religious, brings home Pieter, a hardened street orphan she wants to save, and asks Janno to makes this stranger into his brother. The two boys start a fight for power, heritage and parental love.

international title: The Harvesters
original title: Die Stropers
country: South Africa, France, Poland, Greece, Switzerland, Hong Kong
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Etienne Kallos
film run: 106'
release date: FR 20/02/2019, PL 12/04/2019
screenplay: Etienne Kallos
cast: Morné Visser, Juliana Venter, Alex van Dyk, Brent Vermeulen
cinematography by: Michał Englert
film editing: Muriel Breton
music: Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
producer: Etienne Kallos, Sophie Erbs, Tom Dercourt, Thembisa Cochrane, Michael Auret, Giorgos Karnavas, Konstadinos Kontovrakis, Mariusz Wlodarski
executive producer: Lwazi Manzi, Julien Favre, Annette Fausboll, Jean-Alexandre Luciani
associate producer: Jamal Zeinal Zade, Dan Wechsler
production: Cinéma Defacto, Lava Films, Heretic - Creative Producers, Bord Cadre films, Spier Films (ZA), Moonduckling Films (HK), Mercurial Pictures (ZA), Kallos Films (ZA)
backing: CNC – Aide aux Cinemas Du Monde, Aide à la Coproduction Franco-Grecque (FR), Polish Film Institute (PL), Greek Film Center (GR), Eurimages – Council Of Europe
distributor: Pyramide Distribution, Velvet Spoon
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