South Africa’s first full length Afrikaans spoof movie hits the Internet and if the marketing blurb is anything to go by – “Jy gaan in jou broek k_k van lag’ (not to be translated).
12Eleven Productions’s Remano de Beer, a finalist in the M-Net Edit Online Film Festival 2006 and a winner the following year in the same festival, has ventured into the full length feature film business with Spoofie! Die Wilde Weste.
Spoofie! Die Wilde Weste is a Movie within a Movie, created to spoof the Western Genre. De Beer, the director (also the writer and producer) uses and manipulates footage from the 1963 John Wayne Western film entitled McLintock!, changing the plot to make it revolve around Jan Wyn and his escapades. Existing scenes are rearranged, new footage inserted and redubbed with new, completely original “Afrikaans’ dialogue. “The old and new are woven together to create an original and contemporary Afrikaans Comedy for South-African audiences,’ says De Beer.
You can follow the misadventures of Jan Wyn as he fights his wife, his daughter, traders and the town church committee, finally taming them all in this Western comedy with William Shakespeare’s – Taming of the Shrew overtones.