- 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..."
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.