April 1980

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April 1980 is a South African film by Jan Scholtz. It was released in September 1980.

The film

The film tells the story of an innocent university student called Carol Carpenter, whose brother - also a student - is a political activist. She falls in love with Julian Krige who has been instructed to provide the police with information about Carol's brother. Julian uses Carol to obtain the information but falls in love with her at the same time.

Production team

Directed by Jan Scholtz and produced by André Scholtz and Boet Troskie, with a script by Jan Scholtz, music by Rosa Keet and Laurika Rauch, cinematography by Paul Marais and film editing by Johan Lategan.

Production Management was by Jannie Wienand and the rest of the crew consisted of Jakes de Villers and Felix Meyburgh Jr. (sound), Caroline Burls (art department), Paul Ballinger (special effects), Roly Jansen and Jannie Wienand (stunts), David Bakgane, Gerhard Meyer, Tink Minster, Daniel Mokgoko and Johan Scheepers (camera and electrical department), Henning Paulsen (editorial department) and Rozelle Vogelman (script and continuity department).

The cast

The cast includes Doon Boshoff ("Julian Krige"), Sandra Horn ("Carol Carpenter"), Michael Richard ("Alex Carpenter"), Joe Stewardson ("Prof. Jonathan Carpenter"), Dirk de Villiers ("Gaffie Krige"), Marié du Toit ("Annette Carpenter"), Trix Pienaar ("Alet Krige"), Bill Flynn ("Hertz"), Bill Curry ("Basil Williams"), Nic de Jager ("Col. Neels Venter"), Danny Keogh ("Maj. Harrison"), Allan Dyssel ("Swart"), Morné Coetzer ("Sgt. Booysen"), Lourens Swanepoel ("Abramson"), Mike Hobbs (as Mike Hobbs himself, a news reader), Elizabeth Archer ("Judith"), Fred Nelson ("Magistrate"), Tullio Moneta ("Doctor", a cell leader), Jannie Wienand ("Gabriel") and Laurika Rauch (guest starring as herself).

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