Angus Buchan is a white farmer in Africa. That alone could make for a good story, but it gets even better. In the midst of civil unrest, severe drought and just plain bad luck, Angus finds Jesus. His salvation experience has no bells or whistles, no fireworks or shouting evangelist. But it is very real and very believable. The movie starts out a little slow, but after awhile you realize that slowness has a purpose, you are drawn in to the story and the characters. Early on in the movie I began to think, either this actor that portrays Angus is very talented or God has His Hands on this movie. Turns out both are true. Angus Buchan is played by Frank Rautenbach and you can believe he is the angry, almost desperate sinner that he portrays in the beginning. You can also believe that he gets saved and turns into a compassionate believer. His wife is also very talented and believable. I admired the way she stood by her man through thick and thin.
Even though Angus changes overnight his situation does not, which is also very believable and real. This is not a fairy tale story. He endures great hardships but realistically turns to faith. God answers in some surprising ways, also very believable. South Africa is very unstable at the time of this story and throughout the movie you can literally feel the impending danger. Through the faith and belief of one man the Lord is shown strong and mighty.
I really appreciated that at the end they show the viewer the real Buchan family, however I was so drawn in by the actor who portrayed Buchan that seeing the real one took a little getting used to.
If you are looking for a good movie you will enjoy this, but not be overly impressed. If you are looking for a God story you will be weeping and rejoicing with the realness of the Gospel and how faith is lived out in real life.
Out of a possible 5 stars I give it ê ê ê ê ê cause I like the REAL thing