Trailer: My Father's War

Trailer: My Father's War

The totally unique new South African film, My Father’s War, will be released nationwide on 5 August 2016. 

My father's war

This bilingual drama focuses on the broken relationship between a father and his rebellious teenage son and will reach a broad audience and especially those touched by the war:  soldiers, wives, husbands, children and parents.

It will bring back memories, exorcise ghosts and help to bring more understanding and emotional healing to viewers – even those who had absolutely nothing to do with the war.  

Any parent and child will be able to relate to it on a personal level.


The film combines the theme of a broken relationship with the Border War through instrumental dream sequences and overcomes the gap between a father and his son even though the war occurred almost thirty years ago.

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The film is set in 2003 and 19-year-old Dap Smit (Edwin van der Walt) is constantly fighting with his father, Dawid (Stian Bam), a veteran of the Border War. 

The men don’t see eye to eye on anything, and there seems to be no hope for reconciliation between them. Dawid’s wife, Carina (Erica Wessels) is caught in the middle of their epic battle.

- Press Release

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