Red Letter Pictures and kykNET have once again joined forces to create a new South African film in Cape Town. The film, titled: Hans Steek die Rubicon Oor, was written by Rudi van Rensburg.
The film tells the story of Hans Kraaienburg, an energetic 90-year-old man whose life is turned upside down when he is forced to move to a nursing home. Unfortunately, the place where his daughter Karla sends him is conservative, and his room is cramped. But he is also forced to follow their strict rules and regulations.
But with Hans around, chaos ensues, including dagga cookies, strippers and general mayhem.
This hilarious film is directed by Corné van Rooyen, who was also behind movies like Hollywood in My Huis and Vaselinetjie and the TV series Alles Malan.
Speaking about his on-screen character, Pierre van Pletzen said, “There is so much pressure from society to stay young, and I am excited to show the other side.”
“I want to show that growing old on your own terms should be celebrated and can be exciting. It is also such an honour to work with some legendary South African actors that will help bring Rudi’s book to life.”
The cast include, Pierre van Pletzen who takes on the lead role of Hans, Tobie Cronjé will be Vasie, June van Merch plays Baby, Sandra Prinsloo will be Liesbet and Nicola Hanekom is the strict matron. Diaan Lawrenson is Hans’ daughter Karla.