World Apart

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Based on a true story, this "haunting, deeply moving film" (Los Angeles Times) brims with "emotion and radiant intelligence" (The New Yorker) and features Barbara Hershey in a "strikingly forceful performance" (New York), this potent account of personal and political turmoil brims with "emotion and radiant intelligence" (The New Yorker)!

South Africa, 1963. Communist Gus Roth (Jeroen Krabbe) is forced to flee Johannesburg to escape arrest, leaving his activist wife Diana (Hershey) to continue their crusade against apartheid. But when Diana is wrenched from her three daughters and jailed under the notorious 90-day Detention Act, she and her family face the ultimate sacrifice in the fight for freedom.


Studio MGM
SKU 40718853
UPC 027616927552
UPC 14 00027616927552
Format DVD
Release Date 11/27/2011
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Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Barbara Hershey - Actor
Brian Morris - Production Designer
Chris Menges - Director
Hans Zimmer - Original Music By
Jeroen Krabbe - Actor
Jodhi May - Actor
Nadine Chalmers - Actor
Nicolas Gaster - Editor
Peter Biziou - Cinematographer
Sarah Radclyffe - Producer
Shawn Slovo - Writer
Tim Brevan, et. al. - Executive Producer
British Academy Awards (1989) Shawn Slovo, Winner, Best Screenplay - Original,David Suchet, Nominee, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Cannes Film Festival (1988) Barbara Hershey, Jodhi May, & Linda Mvusi, Winner, Best Actress
ReviewSource Washington Post
Review Where Chris Menges' A World Apart falters artistically, it gains emotionally, with an unabashed raised fist for black South Africa. Here's a film that doesn't equivocate, that goes for the gut with disarmingly melodramatic abandon.
Reviewer Desson Howe
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review A World Apart is about the specific ways in which individual lives are affected by a legal system in which one's rights depend on one's race...The film is the first directorial work by Chris Menges, the cinematographer of The Killing Fields and The Mission. It is strong, angry and troubling.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Hi-fi Stereo, English, Subtitled, French, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled

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