Rent Hansie (2008)

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After years of isolation from the International community, the end of apartheid heralded a new era of hope for all South Africans. The time was ripe for young leaders to stand up. One such leader was a young man from Bloemfontein. He seemed unflinching, magnificent. This was his moment to shine. Hansie (Frank Rautenbach), soon became South Africa's golden boy. As captain, he took his country's cricket side from being seventh best in the world, to the top. He was destined for greatness... but, his greatest battle was not on the field... The news of his involvement with Indian bookmakers and his resulting public confession rocked the international sporting world.
His unprecedented rise to glory was followed by the most horrific fall, made worse by the fact that he was an outspoken Christian. 'Hansie' explores the very human drama of a man who, after losing everything he has worked for, begins the painstaking journey back to choosing "life". The journey is cathartic. We celebrate With him in his glorious victories on the cricket field but by the same token, we feel the agony of his dishonour, weeping in the arms of his friend and'mentor, Peter Pollock (David Sherwood). Amidst the darkness of his downfall, we are inspired by the power his wife, Bertha's (Sarah Thompson) unswerving love, which shines like a beacon of hope. 'Hansie' is a movie that captivates with its human drama, its action-packed sequences and its riveting match-fixing intrigue. But above all the movie will reassure you of the ability of us all to overcome life's difficulties with grace and dignity.
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Frans Cronjé
Dylan Ben-Israel, Frans Cronjé
Hansie: A True Story
Global Creative Studios
Children & Family, Drama, Sports & Sport Films
South Africa, Children & Family, Drama, Sports & Sport Films
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Run Time:
122 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
  • 'A Journey to Grace': A documentary about Hansie Cronje, featuring never-before-seen interviews with more than 60 people
  • Behind the Scenes Footage
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes special features

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