1961-1970AdventureAfrican CinemaJamie UysSouth Africa

Jamie Uys – Dirkie AKA Lost in the Desert (1969)

Lost in the Desert, initially released as Dirkie, is a South African film from 1969/1970, written, produced and directed by Jamie Uys under the name of Jamie Hayes.

Uys himself plays Anton De Vries, a concert pianist whose 8-year-old son Dirkie is the central character. Dirkie is played by Uys’s real-life son Wynand Uys, credited as Dirkie Hayes.

Filmed in the most dangerous wastelands, the Kalahari Desert, “Dirkie, Lost in the Desert” is a story of suspense, conflict and incredible human courage as an 8-year-old boy and his dog are left to face this vast wasteland alone, while an army of men and machines penetrate the desert searching for them. The film is supposedly based on true events.

1.26GB | 1h 21mn | 765×412 | mkv



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