|Directed by||Regardt van den Bergh|
|Produced by||Frans Cronje|
|Distributed by||Global Creative Studios|
Hansie is a feature film, produced in South Africa by Global Creative Studios and directed by Regardt van den Bergh. It is based on the true story of cricketer Hansie Cronje. The movie was released on 24 September 2008 in South African cinemas and the Collectors Edition DVD on 24 November 2008. "How do you start over once you have betrayed a nation's trust?" The news of Hansie Cronjé's involvement with Indian bookmakers and his resulting public confession rocked the international sporting community. An unprecedented rise to glory was followed by the most horrific fall. A tarnished hero fueled the nation's fury. Hansie, once South African cricket's golden boy, had been stripped of everything he had held dear: a glorious captaincy, the support of his former team mates and the respect of a nation. In its place the stinging rejection of cricket administrators and the humiliating dissection of his life on international television made his retreat into depression inevitable. Hansie's bravest moment in finally confessing his involvement with bookies had suddenly become a tightening noose around his neck.
Lead actors: Frank Rautenbach as Hansie and Sarah Thompson as Bertha Cronje.
- Official Hansie site
- Reference in The Times
- Review in Weekend Post
- Review in Daily Dispatch
- Imdb link
|This South African film-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|