FAAN SE TREIN

FAAN'S TRAIN

By Koos ROETS

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Drama - Completed 2014

Faan, a simple minded man living in a tiny Karoo community, and his love of trains. The town is divided about Faan. Some feel threatened by him others feel he is harmless. Things come to a head when Faan’s aged father, Frik, is awarded the contract to build the town dam only to fall terminally ill b

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • AFRIKAANS
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 115 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Koos ROETS
    • Producer(s)
    • Helena SPRING (HELENA SPRING FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • “FAAN SE TREIN” is a story about a simple minded man living in a tiny rural community and his love of trains.
      The town is divided about Faan. Some feel threatened by him and push for him to be institutionalized, far away. Others feel he is harmless.
      The local police sergeant, a respected member of the community, keeps an eye over Faan and protects him when his outbursts create tension in the village.
      Things come to a head when Faan’s aged father, Frik, is awarded the contract to build the town dam only to fall terminally ill before the work is completed.
      The town Doctor, a man with a dark secret, and his young resentful wife Beatrice, visit Frik. It is then that Beatrice notices the valuable possessions in Frik’s house – all destined for either Faan or the church when Frik passes on.
      Beatrice, overcome by desire for Faan’s inheritance, sets upon a scheme of manipulation and seduction of Faan. After Frik passes away, this seduction nearly results in the loss of her life at the hands of Faan.
      Locked up for his own safety, Faan is destined for a mental institution until Sergeant and the townsfolk step in to save Faan and take over his guardianship.
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