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A World Apart (1988)

PG | | Drama | 17 June 1988 (USA)
A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her ... See full summary »

Director:

Chris Menges

Writer:

Shawn Slovo
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jodhi May ... Molly Roth
Jeroen Krabbé ... Gus Roth
Barbara Hershey ... Diana Roth
Nadine Chalmers Nadine Chalmers ... Yvonne Abelson
Maria Pilar Maria Pilar ... Spanish Dance Teacher
Kate Fitzpatrick ... June Abelson
Tim Roth ... Harold
Phyllis Naidoo Phyllis Naidoo ... Sareda
Linda Mvusi ... Elsie
Carolyn Clayton-Cragg Carolyn Clayton-Cragg ... Miriam Roth
Yvonne Bryceland Yvonne Bryceland ... Bertha
Mackay Tickey Mackay Tickey ... Milius
Merav Gruer Merav Gruer ... Jude Roth
Albee Lesotho Albee Lesotho ... Solomon
Clement Muchachi Clement Muchachi ... Sipho
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A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her father disappears one night, barely evading arrest, and, not long after, her mother is detained by the authorities. Some of Molly's White friends turn against her, and her family's friendships with Blacks take on new meaning. Relationships are fragile in the world of apartheid. How will she manage? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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South Africa, 1963. A mother's love. A family's courage.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK | Zimbabwe

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Mundo à Parte See more »

Filming Locations:

Zimbabwe

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,326,900
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Directorial debut of cinematographer Chris Menges. See more »

Quotes

Molly Roth: Why don't you just go away and leave us alone?
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Zithulele Mama
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Stunning...
21 June 2000 | by zooeySee all my reviews

Jodhi May deserved an Oscar for her work. All told, this is one of the finest coming-of-age stories I've ever seen filmed. And its ending is one of the saddest and most powerful ever - alongside "At Play in the Fields of the Lord."


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