Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener's son is brutally beaten up by the police at a demonstration by black school children, he gradually begins to realize his own society is built on a pillar of injustice and exploitation.
Did You Know?
According to the Turner Classic Movies Database website, "The film is dedicated to Hannah and Henri Marie-Joseph. While Marlon Brando
agreed to work on this film at no cost, he accepted the minimum required Screen Actors Guild rate of $4,000. Donald Sutherland
, Michael Gambon
, Janet Suzman
and Susan Sarandon
also worked for reduced salaries. According to a televised interview with Brando on October 7, 1989, the actor received $3,300,000 for his work (an anticipated percentage of the gross), which he planned to donate to the anti-apartheid cause." See more
When Marlon Brando is in court grilling the Doctor. His glasses are on, then they pan away from him for a moment then back to him and his glasses are up on his head. Then they pan away for just a second, and when they go back to him, they are down again. Very subtle but easy to notice. See more
Oh I'm terribly sorry, would you like a cup of tea?
Ben du Toit
No, no thank you. No, I'm here on a matter of justice.
Oh, justice. Well I'm afraid that's a trifle more complex to serve you up than a cup of tea.
YINI KODWA YINI
Written by Joseph Shabalala
Performed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
Produced by Danny Lawson for Night After Night Ltd.
Additional vocal performances by the cast of Sarafina See more