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Lost In The Desert (Dirkie)
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Which one will you prioritize to resolve? Yours whom no one seems to know or those around you, that runs toward you for help? That is what I learned from watching Lost at Desert. The story revolves around Len, a father, friend, ex-lover, and a real estate agent. Though he appears to be fine on the outside, Len is a mess on the inside, and that also includes the inside of his home. It all seems so easy until situations keep popping up from one place to another.
It was filmed in Techniscope and Technicolor. Uys himself plays Anton De Vries, a concert pianist whose 8-year-old son Dirkie is the central character. The story is about 8-year-old Dirkie DeVries Wynand Uys, credited as Dirkie Hayes , who is flying with his Uncle Pete Pieter Hauptfleisch across the Kalahari Desert in a small plane , piloted by Uncle Pete, who partway into the flight has a heart attack and partially loses control of the plane. Thanks to his struggles to land safely in the desert even while suffering the heart attack, the crash is not as serious as it might have been otherwise, and, while Pete himself dies, Dirkie and his small pet dog survive, and the bulk of the story follows Dirkie's various adventures while he struggles to survive the harsh desert conditions, including an encounter with Kalahari Desert Bushmen , who give him help, but abandon him after an unfortunate misunderstanding concerning Dirkie's dog. The story switches several times to Dirkie's father Anton DeVries played by the director Jamie Uys, credited as Jamie Hayes and follows his increasingly desperate efforts to locate his son, including having a couple of million leaflets specially printed and spread over the desert from a plane, containing instructions for Dirkie on how to survive in the desert, and assuring him that his father loves him and won't give up trying to rescue him. The film features the unusual technique of showing Anton playing the piano, then switching to Dirkie in the desert while continuing to use the piano music as background music for the following desert scenes.