A World Apart
Closed Capationed Starring: Barbara Hershey Director: Chris Menges

A World Apart
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1988
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Stereo - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English - Closed Captioning
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , , &
Directed by

Major Awards:

Cannes 1988 - Best Actress: Barbara Hershey, Jodhi May & Linda Mvusi
Cannes 1988 - Jury Prize

Entertainment Reviews:

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..."

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Injustice | Politics | Race Relations | Social Issues | Tear Jerker | Theatrical Release | Women In Prison

Production Notes:

  • 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.

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  • UPC: 027616927552
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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