VERGEET MY NIE, the latest film from The Film Factory, in partnership with Huisgenoot and kykNET Films, is now in cinemas nationwide.

Based on the true love story of Hugo & Mardaleen Derks from Namibia, the film tells the story of Mardaleen (Marguerite Van Eeden), a strikingly cultured student stuck in the small town of Potchefstroom, yearns for the lights and culture of London. After a dreadful break-up she packs her bags and sets off for her dream city with her best friend, Lara (Kenley Swart). They stay in House Konettie, along with five other South Africans working in London.

An unexpected romance blossoms between Mardaleen and the Namibian-born housemate, Hugo (Sean-Marco Vorster). It seems too good to be true and the moment things start getting too serious and aren’t going quite as she planned, her insecurities and fears get the better of her.

She bails and heads home.

Their romance is rekindled when they meet two years later, followed by an invitation from Hugo for Mardaleen to visit him in Namibia. Her weekend in Namibia turns into a rollercoaster nightmare. Despite this, Hugo asks her to stay and build a life together, stubbornly she refuses, she has other plans for her life. Mardaleen wants culture, the city and its lights – a farm is no place for a girl like her.

With André Velts as director and Marius De Nysschen as cinematographer, the cast features Marguerite Van Eeden, Sean-Marco Vorster, Kenley Swart, Amalia Uys, Pietie Beyers, Elani Dekker, Rick Strauss, Leché Joubert, Fiona Ramsey, Arno Greeff and many more. VERGEET MY NIE is distributed by Filmfinity (Pty) Ltd.

Watch the trailer here: