Johnny did not die

Genre: Drama

Format: 106′

Year: 2017

Director: Christian Olwagen

Cast: Roelof STORM, Ludwig BINGE, Rolanda MARAIS

Versions: Afrikaans

Nationality: South Africa

Available rights: Worldwide except Africa


It is 2002. The lead singer of the Gereformeerde Blues Band, Johannes Kerkorrel, just committed suicide. A group of friends gather to celebrate his life and the passing of an era. Through flashbacks and voice overs we re-live the rise of the Voëlvry movement and the rebellion of young, Afrikaans students in the build-up to the fall of the National Party. We share in the friends’ confusion of being young and finding their place in the world.