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Darrell Roodt

Cry, the Beloved Country

Edition 1996
106' - 1995 - Drama, Thriller - Dialogue: English
Director: Darrell Roodt Composer: John Barry With: Richard Harris, James Earl Jones, Vusi Kunene
1946, South Africa. The imposition of apartheid is still two years away, and yet the prejudice and petty injustices are already well-developed. The ageing Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo works in a rural parish in Natal, among a wonderfully mountainous landscape and dirt poor people. James Jarvis, a staunchy right-wing white landowner, farms nearby, the fruitful land giving him a prosperous living. In Johannesburg, Absolom, Kumalo's son, has been involved in a bungled robbery resulting in the murder of a white man, a famous campaigner for black rights. Jarvis is devastated to learn that it is his son who is the victim.

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Credits

Director

Darrell Roodt

Composer

John Barry

With

Richard Harris, James Earl Jones, Vusi Kunene

Scenario

Ronald Harwood

Director of Photography

Paul Gilpin

Editor

David Heitner

Producer

Anant Singh

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

South Africa

Screenplay based on

"Cry, the beloved country" (Alan Paton)

Year

1995

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