- A Dry White Season
name = A Dry White Season
image_size = 175px
caption = Original movie poster
Colin Welland Euzhan Palcy
Robert Bolt(uncredited) André Brink(novel)
editing = Glenn Cunningham
September 22, 1989
runtime = 97 min.
language = English
imdb_id = 0097243|
"A Dry White Season" was created in 1989 by Davros Films and Sundance Productions and distributed by
MGM. It was directed by Euzhan Palcyand produced by Paula Weinstein, Mary Selway and Tim Hampton. The screenplaywas by Colin Wellandand Euzhan Palcy, based upon André Brink's novel with the same name. Robert Boltalso contributed uncredited revisions of the screenplay.
The film stars
Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow, Susan Sarandonand Marlon Brando(who was nominated for the Academy Awardfor Best Supporting Actor). It is set in South Africa, and deals with the subject of apartheid.
The film was shot at
Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, Englandand on location in Zimbabwe.
In "A Dry White Season", Donald Sutherland portrays the character of Ben Du Toit, a South African school teacher. The story takes place during the
Apartheidmovement that lasted from 1948 until 1994.
The story begins when Ben's gardener, a black man named Gordon, seeks his help while investigating the death of his son. Like many South African whites, Ben refuses to get involved in the racial divides that have been tearing the country apart, thinking that Gordon's claims against the white minority government are unfounded. Things change when Ben sees firsthand the brutality by his own race against blacks, particularly when he sees the dead body of Gordon at the morgue not long after being tortured at the hands of the local police. Gordon's wife Emily also is killed later, and also under suspicious circumstances.
Upset by this turn of events, Ben retains Ian Mackenzie (Marlon Brando), a human rights attorney, to assist him with the case. Ben's political awakening is so complete by this time that his crusade to bring those responsible for the deaths of Gordon and his family members eventually take their toll on his own family.
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