24th January 2014
Cobus Rossouw, Marius Weyers, Sandra Kotze, Nicola Hanekom, Willie Esterhuizen, Deon Lotz
“Faan se Trein” is a story about a simple minded man (think Forrest Gump) living in a tiny Karoo community, and his love of trains.He lives with his aging father, Frik, supported by the unconditional love of their housekeeper Truia. The town is divided about Faan. Some feel threatened by him and push for him to be institutionalized, far away. Others feel he is harmless.
Things come to a head when Faan’s aged father, Frik, is awarded the contract to build the town dam only to fall terminally ill before the work is completed.The town Doctor, a man with a dark secret, and his young resentful wife Beatrice, visit Frik. It is then that Beatrice notices the valuable possessions in Frik’s house – all destined for either Faan or the church when Frik passes on. Beatrice, overcome by desire for Faan’s inheritance, sets upon a scheme of manipulation and seduction of Faan. After Frik passes away, this seduction nearly results in the loss of her life at the hands of Faan. Faan is locked up, destined for an institution until the townsfolk step in to save Faan.
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