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Boesman and Lena (2000)

 -  Drama  -  4 April 2001 (France)
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Intense love and hate bring a man and woman through personal tragedy.

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On a cold afternoon during the Apartheid era, an aging "Brown" couple arrive at the Swartkops mud flat near Cape Town. They are scavengers rousted out of their shanty town that morning by Afrikaners. They've walked all day carrying what they possess. She may be alcoholic, he's prone to anger: earlier that day, he beat her for something she didn't do. Over the next 12 or 15 hours, their relationship goes through a storm, partly as each remembers earlier events both happy and tragic, and because Lena, over Boesman's objections, takes into their camp an elderly Xhosa tribesman, a Black. Boesman is cruel to the old man, she is kind, and as rain heads toward them, a confrontation develops. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$11,684 (USA) (3 November 2000)

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$32,148 (USA) (15 December 2000)
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Danny Glover and Angela Bassett
28 February 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A stage play set in south Africa about the relocation of two, poor natives who are worlds apart from each other. The location added nothing to the film as it was very dialogue driven and would be better served on the stage. It was a documentation of the poor south African experience, but was not an entertaining film.


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