Paljas is a South African film, in the language of Afrikaans released in 1998. The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa Afrikaans is an Indo-European language, derived from 17th century Dutch and classified as Low Franconian Germanic, mainly spoken in The year 1998 in film involved some significant events Events February 14 - Sharon Stone marries Phil Bronstein Paljas was written by Chris Barnard and directed by Katinka Heyns.
The film was submitted for the 70th Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, the first South African submission since the end of Apartheid. The film won five awards at the 1997 M-Net All Africa Film Awards.
The story is about the family of a station master in a small town in the Karoo, whose life is changed when a travelling circus leaves a mime behind in town. The Karoo (a Khoisan word of uncertain etymology) is a semi- Desert region of South Africa.
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