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Dry White Season

The movie Dry White Season was based on the book Dry White Season.

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Movie details for Dry White Season

The movie was released in 1989 and directed by Euzhan Palcy. Dry White Season was produced by MGM (Video & DVD). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com.

Actors on this movie include Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow, Susan Sarandon, Marlon Brando, Winston Ntshona, Thoko Ntshinga, Leonard Maguire, Gerard Thoolen, Susannah Harker, Andrew Whaley, Rowen Elmes, Stella Dickin, David de Keyser, John Kani, Sophie Mgcina, Bekhithemba Mpofu, Tinashe Makoni and Precious Phiri.

 

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Schoolteacher Ben du Toit (Donald Sutherland) has been insulated all his life from the horrors of apartheid in his native South Africa. Perhaps he really didn't want to know. When the son of his black gardener is arrested and beaten as a result of a schoo... Read More
Schoolteacher Ben du Toit (Donald Sutherland) has been insulated all his life from the horrors of apartheid in his native South Africa. Perhaps he really didn't want to know. When the son of his black gardener is arrested and beaten as a result of a schoolboy protest in Soweto, at first he imagines the police must have had their reasons. However, the boy is picked up again, and this time he doesn't come back. Ben promises his servant that he will look into the incident, and discovers that the boy was killed simply to gratify the violent urges of Captain Stolz (Jurgen Prochnow), a "special branch" policeman. At long last he has gotten a glimpse into the truly arbitrary and violent nature of the system he has so long benefited from, and he hires Ian Mackenzie (Marlon Brando) to prosecute the killer. It is a foregone conclusion that Stolz will not be punished, but Mackenzie rises to new heights of withering sarcasm and irony in the courtroom. This situation turns Ben into a radical firebrand, which alienates him from his white friends and neighbors, as well as members of his family.

Book details for Dry White Season

Dry White Season was written by Andre Brink. The book was published in 1980 by VINTAGE (RAND). More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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