It’s a shame that this film of a boys survival & a fathers determination to find him has been largely forgotten now. son Wynand Uys, credited as Dirkie Hayes. I just remember being horrified by the film. It haunted me for years. Dirkie an 8-year-old boy and his dog are left to face this vast wasteland alone after an aeroplane crash while an army of men and machines penetrate the desert searching for them. Your browser may not be compatible with all the features on this site. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Dirkie (Lost in the Desert) [1970] [DVD] Jamie Uys (actor) Dirkie Uys (actor) Format: all-region dvd (worldwide) Runtime: 90 min Quality: Excellent. Lost in the Desert 1969 Dirkie (original title) G | 1h 21min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller | May 1975 (USA) Storyline: After a plane crash a young boy and his dog wander through the Kalahari desert. I’m still searching for a copy on DVD which I believe is available now after all these years. Filmed in the most dangerous wastelands, the Kalahari Desert, the film is the creation of Director Jamie Uys and is a story of suspense, conflict and incredible human courage. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates.

See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive. Dirkie Lost in the Desert Our family viewed this movie at a school function in about 1981 or 82. Unable to add item to List.
The screen shots of African animals (hyenas, elephants, and others) and the vast expanse of the red desert make the movie cinematically interesting. I then remember seeing it again in 1980 one Monday afternoon on TV – which confirms it was broadcast on British television at least once. Uys himself plays Anton De Vries, a concert pianist whose 8-year-old I loved it. Please try again. Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2009.

I loved it. MChief98 After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. It was very intense as I remember, and after getting our VHS and later DVD player I have tried to find this movie. I could never remember the name of the movie or any details other than the scenes that stayed etched in my mind for over 40 years. Dirkie Lost in the Desert Our family viewed this movie at a school function in about 1981 or 82. on June 29, 2018, There are no reviews yet. I saw this film as a double bill with ‘The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad’ back in 1974, with my father when I was growing up in Sutton Surrey. Filmed in the most dangerous wastelands, Please tell us why do you think this post is inappropriate and shouldn't be there: Wynand Uys, Jamie Uys, Lady Frolic of Belvedale, Wilhelm Esterhuizen, Be the first to review “Lost in the Desert 1969”.

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