Lewis, Jack.

Proteus - San Francisco, CA Strand Releasing Home Video 2004 - 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Not rated. Special features: Radio interview with Jack Lewis and John Greyson with Celluloid Dreams host, Tim Sika ; original theatrical trailer. In English, Afrikaans and Dutch with English subtitles.

A fact-based interracial gay love story of two men incarcerated in the infamous South African Robin Island prison in the 18th century. Claas Blank, a Koi herder was unjustly imprisoned for stealing cattle. Rijkhaart Jacobsz, a withdrawn Dutch sailor, was imprisoned for the crime of homosexuality. The two were placed on trial for sodomy and the film is based partly on court transcipts from the time.

Feature films.
Foreign films - South Africa.
Motion pictures, South Africa.


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