Afrikaans film goes to US

2011-09-14 09:01

The producers of the Afrikaans language film, Roepman, have signed a contract to have the movie distributed in the United States, according to a report today.

The contract with the US-based D Street media group will see the film shown in US theatres with English subtitles, sold to television stations and distributed in the United States on DVD and Blue Ray discs, according to Beeld newspaper.

The contract was signed after the film, based on a novel by Jan van Tonder about life in a South African railway town, was shown to test audiences in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

A total of 75% of the test audiences said they enjoyed the film because it exposed them to a new community.


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