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Yesterday (2004)

After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school.

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(as Darrell James Roodt)

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(as Darrell James Roodt)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Yesterday Khumalo
Lihle Mvelase ...
Beauty
Kenneth Khambula ...
John Khumalo
Harriet Lenabe ...
Teacher
Camilla Walker ...
Doctor
Nandi Nyembe ...
Sangoma in village
Jacob Makgoba ...
Man at clinic
Tinah Mnumzana ...
Matron
Matthew Monika ...
Security guard
Mnomi Moabi ...
Short teacher
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A woman's journey. In a Zulu village, Yesterday is a cheerful mother with an inquisitive five-year-old child, Beauty. Yesterday has a persistent cough, and after several attempts to see the doctor at a regional clinic, she gets a diagnosis. She goes immediately to Jo'burg, where her husband is a miner. Then she must deal with consequences. Her singular motivation is to see that Beauty enrolls in school the next fall. The film begins and ends with Yesterday walking on a road. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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miner | doctor | hiv | journey | clinic | See All (72) »

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Love has the power to change our tomorrows See more »

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Drama

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Rated R for pervasive strong violence | See all certifications »

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3 September 2004 (South Africa)  »

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Eine Frau namens Yesterday  »

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During the audition process on the film, the director was asked to try one take in Zulu and one in English, in the hopes that two versions of the film could be created. See more »

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Featured in The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) See more »

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WENA SE GOLI
Composed by Mpahleni Latozi
Performed by Madosini
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Tear-jerking and beautiful
28 February 2005 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

I must admit, I am not a very emotional person when it comes to movies but this particular movie reduced me to tears very soon. I suppose that this ale is very real to me, and it is a natural occurrence where I come from but I still cannot come to terms with the AIDS disease. It is a weak virus but the effects are not; so many children are orphaned every day because of it and the full amounts are still not known. I hope that this beautiful film will raise the awareness of this disease and that everyone will sit up and take notice. This movie, I feel, has portrayed a very real side to the AIDS epidemic and I hope that it will bring both clarity and the urge to help to all who watch it. I congratulate Darrel Roodt on his directing and Leleti Khumalo for her awesome performance.


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