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?
Director Euzhan Palcy
said of working with Marlon Brando
, "[Producer] Paula [Weinstein] had the tenacity to go after him. We talked a lot. I knew we could work together. People told me about Marlon that he could be so difficult, that because I was a young director he would try to take over the film from me. But he was never nasty, never mean, and it was obvious that he liked being there--which was very good, because we so needed him to give the character depth." See more
When Susan walks in on Ben and Stanley on Christmas day, she is carrying 2 suitcases and does not have her jacket draped on her shoulders. In the next scene, she is leaving the room with the jacket around her shoulders, is carrying only 1 suitcase and it is different than either of the ones she was carrying initially. See more
You'd better put your rage into perspective, Benjamin Du Toit. This is a long distance race, you'll need to pace yourself.
Ben du Toit
I suppose cynicism goes with the job!
It's not cynicism, it's realism.
Ben du Toit
It has nothing to do with *my* reality.
It has *everything* to do with your reality. Just because you haven't seen it before doesn't mean hasn't always existed!
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