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The Furnace (2019)

THE FURNACE Africa's toughest race becomes her biggest test of faith. Newlyweds Mary and Matt celebrate Christmas, and their passion for running, with two honeymoon tickets to Africa's ... See full summary »

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Darrell Roodt

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Darrell Roodt, Pieter du Plessis (as P.G. de Jonge)
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Credited cast:
Jamie Bernadette ... Mary Harris
Luthuli Dlamini Luthuli Dlamini ... Coffin
Laura Linn Laura Linn ... Raphaella
Thandi Puren ... Field Guide
Armand Aucamp Armand Aucamp ... Mary's Husband
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bonnie Lee Bouman ... Doctor
Marie-Louise Gouws Marie-Louise Gouws ... Race Official
Marie-Louise Gouws ... Race Official
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THE FURNACE Africa's toughest race becomes her biggest test of faith. Newlyweds Mary and Matt celebrate Christmas, and their passion for running, with two honeymoon tickets to Africa's ultimate footrace, The Furnace. Their excitement to race together across the biggest animal reserve in the world has them inspired. Then in a horrific flash, everything's gone including Mary's purpose for living. A year later, Mary is grieving. Struggling to breathe with an oxygen tank, she cries out her anger at God. Standing nearby, a man sees her suffering, and shares his own story of loss. Once a doctor in Africa, he fled to America when civil war annihilated his town. Now known by the nickname, Coffin, he digs graves after losing his practice. Coffin urges Mary to keep on believing, push through and recover, offering his help as a doctor and friend. Over time Coffin's dedicated support and intense training helps Mary grow strong, and live to run again. But what will it take to let go of her pain ... Written by Mari Schultz

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Throw it in the furnace
23 October 2019 | by elizrugSee all my reviews

Sue me, I don't like any movies with preachy religious undertones, and especially not overt ones like in this.

I'm sure if you are a christian you'd love it.


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