Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener's son 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. Written by
Did You Know?
According to the Turner Classic Movies Database website, Marlon Brando
claimed that he "re-wrote his few scenes and even directed them himself. When he saw the finished film, he denounced MGM for allegedly butchering the film to give the impression that apartheid was a thing of the past. He also complained that his best scene had been cut." See more
When the camera pulls away from the court house (Harare City Hall) a bus drives past displaying an advertisement for Balkan Bulgarian Airlines, which flew to Zimbabwe, but not to South Africa under apartheid during the 1970s. See more
Johan du Toit
I don't want you to give up, papa.
Written by Joseph Shabalala
Performed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
Produced by Danny Lawson for Night After Night Ltd. See more