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

Director:

Zola Maseko

Writer:

Jason Filardi (screenplay)
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Cast

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

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

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Genres:

Thriller

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Details

Country:

USA | South Africa | Germany

Language:

English | Afrikaans | German

Release Date:

22 July 2005 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Drum - Wahrheit um jeden Preis See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,600 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$38,487 (South Africa), 22 July 2005, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Bad, bad, bad, bad bad!
21 August 2005 | by recieveadeluxSee 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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