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Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)

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A South-African preacher goes to search for his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city.

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(as Darrell James Roodt)

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(screenplay), (novel)
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Tsholofelo Wechoemang ...
Child
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John Kumalo
Dolly Rathebe ...
Mrs. Kumalo
Ramalao Makhene ...
(as Ramolao Makhene)
Jack Robinson ...
Ian Jarvis
Jennifer Steyn ...
Mary Jarvis
Patrick Ndlovu ...
Man 1
Darlington Michaels ...
Man 2
King Twala ...
Man 3
Somizi Mhlongo ...
Young Thief
Sam Ngakane ...
Mafolo
Vusi Kunene ...
Theophilus Msimangu
John Whiteley ...
Father Vincent
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Storyline

South African church minister Steven Kumalo is summoned from his village to Johannesburg. There he finds that his son Absolom has been jailed in connection with a robbery in which a white man was killed. The father of the white man, James Jarvis, is a supporter of apartheid, the separation of the races which is the law of South Africa. When they encounter each other, both Kumalo and Jarvis come to unexpected realizations not only about their sons, but about the nature of their own humanity. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Divided by injustice. Two men unite.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for emotional thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »

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15 December 1995 (USA)  »

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$676,525 (USA)
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The background instrumental music in the movie is the same as the theme song from the movie Zulu (1964). See more »

Quotes

Theophilus Msimangu: But he has some truth on his side.
Rev Stephen Kumalo: "Truth"? But how can he have truth on his side and not God?
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Referenced in In Debt We Trust: America Before the Bubble Bursts (2006) See more »

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Exile
Music by Enya
Lyrics by Roma Ryan
Performed by Enya
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30 March 2001 | by (the netherlands) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie twice and I absolutely love it! I think it's highly underrated with the average of 6.4 from the imdb voters.

This is a movie about black and white. A welknown theme in Hollywood, but I've never seen a movie which deals with this subject so excellent as this one.

I couldn't help crying at the end.

my rate: 10


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