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Louw Venter

Louw Venter (Jimmy Bester)


Louw Venter is a South African actor, writer and comedian best known for playing Corne in the television comedy series ‘The Most Amazing Show’. Louw and his creative partner Rob van Vuuren, who plays Twakkie in the show, are also the show's creators and writers.

In film, he recently appeared in the Afrikaans blockbuster ‘Semi-Soet’. Louw has also appeared in John Boorman’s ‘In My Country’ with Juliette Binoche, opposite Christopher Lambert in ‘The Piano Player’, and in the South African films ‘Crazy Monkey’s Straight Outta Benoni’, ‘Bunny Chow’ and ‘Rainbow Skellums’.

Louw has gone through a myriad of professions including copywriter, graphic designer, illustrator and eventually actor and writer. Most recently he was head-writer for and lead actor in ‘Rugby Motors’, South Africa’s first ever mockumentary style sitcom, commissioned by DStv’s Afrikaans language channel, kykNET.

‘Jimmy in Pienk’ is a quirky comedy about Jimmy Bester, a rugged mielie farmer who lives out his creative impulses by shearing sheep on neighbouring farms.

When Jimmy’s father suddenly dies in a freak accident, he is confronted by two menacing (and comedic) loan sharks who come to collect what his father owes.

For the first time in his life Jimmy gathers the courage to leave his home and travel to Cape Town to seek help from his uncle in mastering the art of hairdressing and becoming a metro-sexual man.

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Genre
Romantic Comedy
Rating
7 - 9 PG
Running time
91 min
Language
English and Afrikaans
Subtitles
English