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Show Details

Broadcaster: DStv 
Show Genre: Drama
Season Premiere: Saturday, April 05, 2008
Season Finale: Saturday, June 07, 2008
Time: 20h00 - 21h00

Show Summary


Transito is a South African, Afrikaans-language television drama series created by Deon Meyer which tells the story of a cash-in-transit robbery gone wrong, and tracks a variety of key players as they try to get their money back.

The series premiered on DStv's kykNET channel on Saturday 5 April 2008, at 20h00. There are 10 hour-long episodes in the series.

Repeats

Sundays: 15h00
Mondays: 03h00, 10h00
Tuesdays: 22h30
Wednesdays: 16h00
Thursdays: 02h30, 11h00

Synopsis

(Afrikaans synopsis below)

With Koos Roets in the role of director, an ill-fated transit robbery unfolds in an action-packed tale of murder, robbery, drama and violence in Deon Meyer's new drama: Transito.

When special forces soldier Francois Brink happens upon the scene of a transit robbery there are five robbers and one security guard lying dead. Another guard is dying. And the loot is just lying there, waiting to be taken.

Who would ever know? Who would ever think of him? If you don't have anything, you can't lose anything. But while he's busy loading up his bakkie with the swag, someone is secretly filming him with a video camera.

And then the shit hits the fan...

Patrys le Roux's handpainted linen isn't selling particularly well. Her shop is in financial trouble and her only employee, her sister Thaba, is threatening to leave if she doesn't start taking responsibility for her financial situation.

On that transit vehicle lies Patrys' dreams, her future and her one-way ticket to financial freedom. Now someone has taken the jewels and her entire future is hanging on her ability to get them back. But it's not going to be easy...

Priester is a killer-for-hire in the service of Kruger, a perlemoen smuggler. They had R2.5-million on that transit van and they want it back, even if it means having to kill everyone to do so.

Tommy Valk is the owner of Falcon Security, the company who own the transit vehicle. This enterprise is on its last legs, because in this country cash in transit is a goldmine for anyone who wants to make quick, easy money.

Valk's bit on the side, his secret mistress Madeleine Sangster, works freelance as a courier for the perlemoen smuggle Kruger. She hears that Kruger is waiting for a "package" from Tulbagh to be delivered via a Falcon transit van.

It must be money. Big money. She tells Valk about it and together they hatch a plan: Sangster will use the R50,000 she owes Kruger to organise a transit heist of Valk's own vehicle. They can finally be free, and Valk will have more than enough money to refinance his business.

Now their rose-coloured future hangs in the balance, because Kruger wants her R50,000 back ... and the jewels are gone...

The fly in everyone's ointment is superintendent Joseph Moroka and his right hand man Halgryn, from the Serious and Violent Crimes unit.

Moroka is a methodical, patient policeman who can read the scene of a robbery like a book. They call him "The Crocodile", because when he sinks his teeth into a case he thrashes it to and fro, but never, ever lets go...

Afrikaans Synopsis

Met Koos Roets in die rol van regiseur ontvou ‘n mislukte transito rooftog in ‘n aksiebelaaide verhaal van moord, roof, drama en geweld in Deon Meyer se nuwe drama: Transito.

Wanneer spesmagte-soldaat Francois Brink op die toneel van die transitoroof afkom, lê die vyf rowers en een sekuriteitswag reeds dood. Nog 'n wag is sterwend. En die trommels lê daar, net reg om opgelaai te word.

Wie sal weet? Wie sal hom ooit verdink? As jy niks het nie, kan jy niks verloor nie. Maar terwyl hy die loodswaar buit op sy bakkie laai, is iemand besig om hom op video vas te lê.

En dan begin die poppe dans.

Patrys le Roux se handgeverfde linne verkoop nie te waffers nie. Haar winkel is in geldelike verknorsing en haar enigste werknemer, haar suster Thaba, dreig om te loop as sy nie verantwoordelike finansiële bestuur begin toepas nie.

Op daardie transito-voertuig is Patrys se hoop, haar uitkoms, haar enkelkaartjie na fiskale vryheid. Nou het iemand die trommels gevat en haar hele toekoms hang daarvan af dat sy dit terugkry. Maar dit gaan nie maklik wees nie...

Priester is 'n huurmoordenaar, in diens van Kruger, 'n perlemoensmokkelaar. Hulle het R2.5-miljoen se kontant op daardie transito-voertuig gehad en hulle wil dit terughê, al moet hulle almal doodskiet om dit te doen.

Tommy Valk is die eienaar van Falcon Security, die maatskappy aan wie die transito-voertuig behoort. Dié onderneming is op sy laaste bene, want in hierdie land is kontant in transito die boerpot vir elke ou wat vinnig en maklik geld wil maak.

Valk se skelmpie is Madeleine Sangster. Sangster werk vryskut as koerier vir ‘n perlemoensmokkelaar, Kruger, en sy hoor Kruger verwag 'n “pakkie” van Tulbagh af op 'n Falcon-voertuig.

Dit moet geld wees. Groot geld. Sy vertel Valk daarvan. En saam maak hulle 'n plan: Sangster sal in die regte ore gaan fluister en die R50,000 wat sy vir Kruger skuld, gebruik om 'n transito-roof te organiseer, sodat sy eindelik kan vry wees en Valk genoeg kontant kan hê om sy maatskappy te kan herfinansier.

En nou hang dié rooskleurige toekoms in die weegskaal, want Kruger wil haar R50,000 terughê en die trommels is net weg.

Die gogga’s in almal se drinkwater is speurder-superintendent Joseph Moroka en sy regterhand Halgryn, van Ernstige en Geweldsmisdade.

Moroka is 'n metodiese, geduldige polisieman wat 'n rooftoneel soos 'n boek kan lees. Hulle noem hom "Die Krokodil", want as hy eers sy tande in 'n dossier ingeslaan het, dan draai hy en swaai hy, maar hy los nooit...

Credits

Producer
Elmarie Kruger

Executive Producers
Herman Binge and Lindsay Reid-Ross for Waterfront Television

Director
Koos Roets

Cameraman
Tobie Swanepoel

Written by
Deon Meyer

Production Stills









Show Trivia


The word "Transito" means "Transit" in English, in the context of a cash-in-transit heist.

Cast & Characters

Character Actor
Francois Brink Stefan Ludik
Patrys le Roux Milan Murray
Thaba le Roux Tinarie van Wyk-Loots
Charlotte Kruger Michele Burgers
Priester Gérard Rudolf
Superintendent Joseph Moroka Cedwyn Joel
Dawie Halgryn Andre Weideman
Tommy Valk Jody Abrahams
Madeleine Sangster Nicola Hanekom
Helicopter Pilot Quentin Krog
Forensic Police Officer Clayton Misoya
Guest Star Ruan Burger
Guest Star Leon Kruger
Ambulansman Stian Bam
Hospitaal wag Brendon Daniels

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