The way that The Recce film was advertised and marketed, I was looking forward to seeing it. With stars such as Greg Kriek and Marius Weyers, I was expecting an excellent production.
Knowing a number of Reconnaissance Commando veterans, including its Founder, Colonel Jan Breytenbach, I thought: it is about time that these veterans and their family members have a film, which highlights some of what they achieved against such great odds. However, this film is a disappointment.
Plot Holes and Inconsistencies
The plot holes are numerous and huge. Captain le Roux, who presents the central character, Corporal Henk Viljoen, with his assignment to assassinate a Russian colonel in Angola, is evidently not a Recce and wears the brown beret of the personnel service. Recces would not have been given their marching orders by any other than Reconnaissance Commando (purple beret) and Intelligence service (black beret) personnel.