#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Ben du Toit (Donald Sutherland) is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener, Stanley’s (Zakes Mokae’s) son, Jonathan (Bekhithemba Mpofu), is brutally beaten up by the Police at a demonstration by black school children, he gradually begins to realize his own society is built on a pillar of injustice and exploitation.
Plot: During the 1976 Soweto uprising, a white school teacher’s life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Smart Tags: #anti_apartheid_activist #state_violence #tortured_prisoners #gardener #south_africa #judge #human_rights #courtroom #1970s #police_brutality #based_on_novel #title_same_as_book #year_1976 #reference_to_apartheid_in_south_africa #character_appears_on_front_page_of_a_newspaper #police_violence #racial_violence #political_violence #violent_cop #shooting_into_a_crowd #tortured_to_death
|7.0/10 Votes: 5,480|
|6.7 Votes: 75 Popularity: 6.691|
Accurate but incomplete portrayal of the old South Africa
If you want to understand what the old South Africa could be like at its worst, this movie accurately portrays it. Well acted and only slightly over-dramatized, it gives you the sense of how the ruling culture was blind to its own injustices. Those who oppose the main character from within his own family make some valid points, and that makes it all the more chilling.
As someone who lived in South Africa until shortly before the year this movie is set in (and was forced to leave because I opposed apartheid), I can’t fault the authenticity of this movie but I want to caution viewers not to form all your opinions of white South Africans from this type of film. There is a good side to every culture, but it is harder to portray and doesn’t always make great box office.
If this movie leaves you hating anyone, you are taking away the wrong message. If it leaves you realizing this could happen anywhere, and ordinary good people can easily find themselves on the wrong side in situations like this, that is the right message to take away.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Euzhan Palcy
Writer André P. Brink, Colin Welland, Euzhan Palcy
Actors Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 2 wins & 9 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera J-D-C Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Rank Film Laboratories, Denham, UK (processing)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm