Ouens Soos Ons

TV series, 1986

TV series about six South African soldiers who've received the Honoris Crux award for bravery. Each episode told a different story, all based on real events. The series was co-produced by the South African military.

Production summary: 

Premiere date:

11 July 1986

Channel:

TV1

Language:

Afrikaans

Genre:

Military drama

Number of series:

1

Number of episodes:

6

Production company:

Efstop Films; South African Defence Force

Director:

Gawie le Roux

Writer:

Johan van Pletzen

Based on:

Real events

Translation of title:

"Guys Like Us"

Cast and Crew: 

ActorCharacter
Lieb BesterSergeant Hardus Greyling
Michelle BotesElize Knight
Robin SmithSolly Strauss
Koos Strauss
Marius du Plooy
André Retief
Magda van Biljon
Barry Trengrove
Patrick Mynhardt 

Sources: 

  • Leon Bennett, Die Ouens Gaan Border Toe. Keur, 11 Julie 1986, pp.31-32.
  • Riaan Louw, 'Ouens Soos Ons' is met Insig Geskryf. Die Burger, 11 Julie 1986, p.11.