Sweet ‘N’ Short (South Africa: 1991)


Gray Hofmeyr

Cast list

Lean Schuster... Sweet Coetzee
Casper de Vries... George “The Weasle” Weedle
Joanna Weinberg... Sandy
Alfred Ntombela... Alfred Short
Gerrit Schoonhoven... Savage
Ivan Lucas... Bossie
Gordon Edwards... Doc
Rufus Swart... Longdrop Botha
Sean Higgs... Cowboys Scrumhalf
James Borthwick... Shawn Raymond
Jamie Bartlett... Spookie Simpson
Hannes Muller... Cowboys Lock
Chris Olley... Makulu Lock
Derik Giessing... Makulu Scrumhalf


Writing Credits: Paul Slabolepszy, Peet Buys, Daan Smuts (script/screenplay)


This film is a comedy about a man named Sweet, who works as a sportscaster but ends up being demoted and suffers an accident, which sends him to a new South Africa where there is radical changes in society. This film was a tremendous hit in South Africa and the humor and twists the story takes sheds a light on South African politics.


David Stratton, Review: Sweet 'N' Short, Variety (online magazine)

Shaheema Barodien, From Struggle to Triumph, Channel 24 (online website)

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Title Country Year Director More infos
Road to Mecca South Africa 1991 Athol Fugard, Peter Goldsmid
The Last Samurai South Africa 1991 Paul Mayersberg
Taxi to Soweto South Africa 1991 Manie van Rensburg
Sweet ‘N’ Short South Africa 1991 Gray Hofmeyr
Absent Without Leave South Africa 1991 Neil Sonnekus
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