- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: August 23, 2005
- Originally Released: 1988
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Stereo - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English - Closed Captioning
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Cannes 1988 -
Best Actress: Barbara Hershey, Jodhi May & Linda Mvusi
Cannes 1988 -
New York Times - 06/17/1988
"...A beautifully acted, maddening movie....Hershey is splendid..."
Film Comment - 08/01/1988
"...Jodhi May is excellent..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/01/1988
"...A haunting and deeply moving film of conscience and consequence....Told with an empathy that is strengthened by director Chris Menges' refusal to sentimentalize his characters..."
Apartheid 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.
Based on a true story, in 1963 South Africa, a white, female journalist defies the government and is arrested under the new 90-day Detention Act.
Race Relations |
Social Issues |
Tear Jerker |
Theatrical Release |
Women In Prison
- Dialect director, Nora Dunfee.
- The journalist that Barbara Hershey's character is based on, Ruth First, was assassinated August 17, 1982.
- Film debut for British actor Tim Roth, born May 14, 1961, London, England.
- Copyright Heron Communications, Inc.