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Monday, August 10, 2015


(Jeff Bridges as The Giver)

Appearing on the M-Net Movies Premiere DStv Channel 103 on August 14 at 19h00 is The Giver.

Directed by Phillip Noyce in 2014, this action adventure movie stars Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites and Cameron Monaghan. Filming took place mainly in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Oscar winner Jeff Bridges was enthralled by the novel of the same name, written by Lois Lowry, and knew he wanted to see it translated to the screen. He envisaged his father Lloyd in the role of The Giver, but ended up playing it himself.

In a community that appears perfect, without sorrow or pain, 18-year-old Jonas is chosen to be the Receiver of Memory. An old sage lets him in on the harrowing secrets of human existence, from which everyone else is shielded. Can he continue living in this counterfeit world? Rating: PG13V