An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families... See full summary »
When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier.
Donald Woods is chief editor of the liberal newspaper Daily Dispatch in South Africa. He has written several editorials critical of the views of Steve Biko. But after having met him for the first time, he changes his opinion. They meet several times, and this means that Woods and his family get attention from the security police. When Steve Biko dies in police custody, he writes a book about Biko. The only way to get it published is for Woods himself to illegally escape the country. Written by
An extra that played a heavily wounded protester (shot in the back during the revolts) in Soweto jumped out of his lying position in a lively fashion when other extras (that were supposed to carry him off) started lifting him off the ground. See more »
...but you a black child, smart or dumb, you're born into this and smart or dumb, you'll die in it
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Opening disclaimer: "With the exception of two characters whose identity has been concealed to ensure their safety, all the people depicted in this film are real and all the events true." See more »
I saw the film for the first time in 1987, when it came out. I was
touched by this story and I began being interested in other Sir
I think "Cry freedom" is not as strong as "Gandhi", nevertheless it's a
movie worth to see. Because it talks about the struggles of Steven
Biko, the anti-apartheid leader killed by South African government in
'77. The film is seen with the eyes of Donald Woods, his friend
journalist who quit the country with his family for being "too close to
the black battles"...
The first part of the film is really excellent. Kevin Kline and Denzel
Washington are extraordinary, the movie is a cinematic joy (good
screenplay, good dialogues and good cinematography). The second part,
when Woods (Kline) organizes the run of his family from South Africa,
becomes more conventional and shot in a very "Hollywood style"
(although the film is British!). The message of the movie is neglected
in favour of a more spectacular plot.
By the way "Cry freedom" is a good movie because it talks about values
like freedom, friendship and respect of human rights.
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