Proteus

By: Lewis, JackContributor(s): Greyson, John, 1960- | Brown, Rouxnet | Smyth, Shaun | Sandilands, Neil | Thomson, KristenMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: San Francisco, CA Strand Releasing Home Video 2004Description: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 inSubject(s): Feature films | Foreign films - South Africa | Motion pictures, South AfricaLOC classification: DVDAbstract: 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 Rijkhaart Jacobsz, a withdrawn Dutch sailor, was imprisoned for the crime of homosexuality.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.
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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 Rijkhaart Jacobsz, a withdrawn Dutch sailor, was imprisoned for the crime of homosexuality.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.

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