A hot-shot journalist is swept up in a movement to challenge Apartheid in 1950s South Africa.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Nxumalo
Jurgen Schadeberg
Can Themba (as Tumisho K. Masha)
Moshidi Motshegwa ...
Florence Nxumalo
Jim Bailey
Zola ...
Slim (Alpheus) (as Bonginkosi Dlamini)
Fezile Mpela ...
Todd Matshikiza
Greg Melvill-Smith ...
Major Att Spengler (as Greg Melville-Smith)
Lindani Nkosi ...
Nelson Mandela (as Lindane Nkosi)
Keketso Semoko ...
Carol Shand (as Tessa Jaye)
Dara Macala (as Bonnie Mbuli)
Tanya Baleson ...
Planning Clerk
Emgee Pretorius ...
Johan Snyman
Israel Makoe ...


A hot-shot journalist is swept up in a movement to challenge Apartheid in 1950s South Africa.

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Release Date:

22 July 2005 (South Africa)  »

Also Known As:

Drum - Wahrheit um jeden Preis  »

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$3,600 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$38,487 (South Africa) (22 July 2005)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Bad, bad, bad, bad bad!
21 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film recently and could not fail to be very badly disappointed. Taye Diggs turns in one of the worst, most arrogant performances I have seen in a long time. He seems to display a total lack of sensitivity for the character and the material. You can almost see the other actors cringe. Why? What was the point in casting an Amrican who can't act to play a South African icon? Did they really think that an actor of his standing could sell this film internationally? It has all the makings of a decent film, but from the script to the casting, every opportunity was thrown away! The setting and photography are good and the music is vibrant.

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