Blood and Glory (Modder en Bloed) is a film that revolves around a young Afrikaner man who leaves his wife and new-born son behind to fight for his land and freedom in the Second Boer War (aka Anglo-Boer War) against the British Empire.

He returns to find his home destroyed and family gone. After an ill- fated attempt to rescue his family from a concentration camp, he is himself arrested and shipped off to a remote concentration camp on the island of St Helena run by a vicious and sadistic British officer. Here in his darkest hours he finds hope thanks to the newly discovered game of Rugby and away to get back at the British and regain his honour.

It’s a feel-good movie with lots of popular underdog tropes: Guy fights for freedom, guy loses everything, guy endures absolute hell, guy finds new hope, guy wins his honour back.

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