Proteus

Proteus

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Director: John Greyson, Jack Lewis

Cast: John Greyson, Jack Lewis, Rouxnet Brown, Shaun Smyth

     
 

Canadian filmmaker John Greyson teams up with South African activist Jack Lewis to direct the period romantic drama Proteus. Based on a true story from 1735, the story involves a forbidden love affair between two prisoners in a colony near Cape Town. Black servant Claas Blank (Rouxnet Brown) is arrested for stealing back his own cattle from a white man. BecauseSee more details below

Overview

Canadian filmmaker John Greyson teams up with South African activist Jack Lewis to direct the period romantic drama Proteus. Based on a true story from 1735, the story involves a forbidden love affair between two prisoners in a colony near Cape Town. Black servant Claas Blank (Rouxnet Brown) is arrested for stealing back his own cattle from a white man. Because he has learned to speak English and Dutch, he is allowed to help European botanist Virgil Niven (Shaun Smyth) cultivate flowers. Part of his punishment is fetching water with white Dutch prisoner Jacobsz (Neil Sandilands), who eventually becomes his lover. After Niven leaves the colony, Blank and Jacobsz are caught and forced to confess. Proteus was shown at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/2004
UPC:
0712267240722
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
NR
Source:
Strand Home Video
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:37:00
Sales rank:
47,702

Special Features

Radio interview with Jack Lewis & John Greyson with Celluloid Dreams, host, Tim Sika; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rouxnet Brown Claas Blank
Shaun Smyth Virgil Niven
Neil Sandilands Rijkhaart Jacobsz
Kristen Thomson Kate Niven

Technical Credits
John Greyson Director,Screenwriter
Jack Lewis Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Giulio Biccari Cinematographer
Tattersall Casablanca Sound/Sound Designer
Dianna Cilliers Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Hannam Production Designer
Roslyn Kalloo Editor
Anita Lee Producer
Steven Markovitz Producer
Janet Meintjies Casting
Don Pyle Score Composer
Eugene Taylor Set Decoration/Design
Platon Trakoshis Asst. Director,Producer
Tiaan Van Tonder Art Director
Andrew Zealley Score Composer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Sequence [4:46]
2. 1725 [9:17]
3. The Ideal Garden [7:50]
4. The Legend of Sugarbush [8:41]
5. Species of Man [9:24]
6. Mr. Niven [10:13]
7. 5 Years Later [7:13]
8. Abominable Act [6:17]
9. Job Offer [7:41]
10. Caught in the Act [8:22]
11. Final Judgement [17:46]
12. End Credits [5:23]

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