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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... See more »

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations.
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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

Directed by

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Darrell Roodt ... (as Darrell James Roodt)

Written by

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Darrell Roodt ... () (as Darrell James Roodt)

Produced by

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Sudhir Pragjee ... executive producer
Anant Singh ... producer
Sanjeev Singh ... executive producer
Helena Spring ... producer
Daphne Williams ... line producer

Music by

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Madala Kunene

Cinematography by

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Michael Alan Brierley

Film Editing by

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Avril Beukes

Editorial Department

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Rika Camizianos ... assembly editor / first assistant editor
Catherine Pantazopoulos ... final colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Christa Schamberger

Production Design by

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Tiaan van Tonder

Costume Design by

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Darion Hing

Makeup Department

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Raine Edwards ... makeup and hair artist

Production Management

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Quenton Jonosky ... unit manager
Scott Michael Nabat ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Taryn Collister ... second assistant director
Geoff Mkuna ... third assistant director
Gareth Thomas ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Surisa Surisa ... property master / set dresser

Sound Department

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Charlotte Buys ... adr editor / dialogue editor / foley editor
Ivan Milborrow ... sound mixer
Kevin Montanari ... boom swinger
Jim Petrak ... adr recordist
Juliet Phillips ... foley artist
Jeremy Saacks ... foley editor / re-recording mixer / sound designer

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Christopher Dusendschon ... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robie Fivaz ... key grip (as Robbie Fivaz)
Michael Swan ... director of photograhy: second unit

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tyron Matthee ... key costume breakdown and dyer
Zanele Mhlanga ... wardrobe coordinator

Location Management

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Dale Edwards ... locations scout

Music Department

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Christopher Landers ... music editor (uncredited)

Other crew

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Avril Beukes ... script editor
Carin de Kock ... assistant production cordinator
Irene Gibbs ... script supervisor
Carol Kruger ... key production accountant
Rebecca Thornell ... script clearance
Kristy Ryan ... promotions manager: Australia (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Powerless to change the past . . . She lived to change the future. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Eine Frau namens Yesterday (Germany)
  • Yesterday története (Hungary)
  • Вчера (Russia)
  • Йестърдей (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The only film in history to be nominated both for an Academy Award and for an Emmy Award. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2005). See more »
Soundtracks WENA SE GOLI See more »

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