The Wild Is the Wind cast features Mothusi Magano, Frank Rautenbach and Chris Chameleon. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Fabian Medea’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Wild Is the Wind follows two corrupt cops in South Africa. As Vusi and John investigate the murder of a teenage girl, they quickly identify a prime suspect. The narrative follows the focal officers as they link the case to a serial killer. Here’s every main actor and character in Wild Is the Wind.
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Wild Is the Wind Cast: Mothusi Magano as Vusi Matsoso
Character Profile: A married police officer who suffers from nightmares. He meets with an underworld figure about a potential drug deal. Vusi struggles with his morals upon realizing that a murder suspect is innocent.
Magano’s Resume: Benedict in Hotel Rwanda (2004), Boston in Tsotsi (2005), Mingus in The Lab (2006-09), Parker Sithole in Of Good Report (2013), King Letsha in Blood Psalms (2022)
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Wild Is the Wind Cast: Frank Rautenbach as John Smit
Character Profile: Vusi’s work partner. He is a corrupt cop who needs money to pay off a bank loan. John lives on a farm with his wife.
Rautenbach’s Resume: Angus Buchan in Faith Like Potatoes (2006), Ken in The Bang Bang Club (2010), Patterson in Warrior (2019-20), Tiaan Terreblanche in 7de Laan (2021), Kolonel Trotski in Die Byl (2022)
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Wild Is the Wind Cast: Chris Chameleon as Wilhelm Jooste
Character Profile: A serial killer. He encounters Vusi and John during a first-act traffic stop. Wilhelm enjoys country life while the police target an innocent suspect.
Chameleon’s Resume: Marco in After the Rain (1999), Marius in Kin (2000), Sarel Fourie in Fanie Fourie’s Lobola (2013), Mnr. Allister Marx in Suurlemoen! (2014), Grant Roberts in Grant Roberts (2016)
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Wild Is the Wind Cast: Mona Monyane as Abigail Matsoso
Character Profile: Vusi’s pregnant wife. She worries about her husband’s decision-making process while investigating a murder. Abigail decides to leave town until Vusi gets his life together.
Monyane’s Resume: Comrade Eve in Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu (2016), Joy in Legacy (2020)
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Wild Is the Wind Cast: Deon Coetzee as Martin Van Der Walt
Character Profile: A butcher. He grieves the death of his 18-year-old daughter. Martin clashes with his traumatized wife.
Coetzee’s Resume: Piet in Binnelanders (2005), Viaan in The Last Victims (2019), Lemmy in Dust (2020), Schoeman in Silverton Siege (2022), Freek in Spoorloos (2022)
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Wild Is the Wind Cast: Michelle Douglas as Lizette Van Der Walt
Character Profile: Martin’s wife. She gets angry at the police about their investigative tactics. Lizette makes a fateful decision while grieving her daughter’s death.
Douglas’ Resume: Movie Debut in Wild Is the Wind
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The Wild Is the Wind cast also includes Brendon Daniels (Four Corners, Skemerdans), Phoenix Baaitse (Revolt, Descent), Campbell Meas (movie debut), Nicola Hanekom (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Donkerbos) and Louw Venter (Konfetti, Swartwater).
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