|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.
Editor's NoteApartheid threatens to tear her from her 13-year-old daughter when the first white woman - a journalist - is arrested and put in solitary in 1963 for defying the South African government.
|Brian Morris - Production Designer|
|Chris Menges - Director|
|Hans Zimmer - Original Music By|
|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|
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