The Guest: An episode in the Life of Eugène Marais

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The Guest: An episode in the Life of Eugène Marais is a film written by Athol Fugard and Ross Devenish.

Also known simply as The Guest

The original text

Originally called The Guest at Steenkampskraal, the film was directed by Ross Devenish with Athol Fugard, Marius Weyers, Gordon Vorster, Wilma Stockenström, Trix Pienaar and James Borthwick.

The film is based on an episode in Leon Rousseau's biography of Eugene Nielen Marais, called Die Groot Verlange ("The Great Longing") dealing with the months Marais spent on the Van Rooyen family's farm to cope with this drug addiction.

The film was first shown at the XXX Fetival Internazionale Del Film, Locarno 4 - 14 August 1977, and went on general release on 14 September, 1977.

It was also released in an Afrikaans version, translated by Wilma Stockenström and entitled Die Besoeker: 'n episode in die lewe van Eugène Marais

The text was published by David Philip in 1977.

Sources

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128241/

NELM Poster Collection [Collection: POSTERS]: 1997. 21. 1


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