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A World Apart (1988)

PG | | Drama | 17 June 1988 (USA)
A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her ... See full summary »

Director:

Chris Menges

Writer:

Shawn Slovo
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jodhi May ... Molly Roth
Jeroen Krabbé ... Gus Roth
Barbara Hershey ... Diana Roth
Nadine Chalmers Nadine Chalmers ... Yvonne Abelson
Maria Pilar Maria Pilar ... Spanish Dance Teacher
Kate Fitzpatrick ... June Abelson
Tim Roth ... Harold
Phyllis Naidoo Phyllis Naidoo ... Sareda
Linda Mvusi ... Elsie
Carolyn Clayton-Cragg Carolyn Clayton-Cragg ... Miriam Roth
Yvonne Bryceland Yvonne Bryceland ... Bertha
Mackay Tickey Mackay Tickey ... Milius
Merav Gruer Merav Gruer ... Jude Roth
Albee Lesotho Albee Lesotho ... Solomon
Clement Muchachi Clement Muchachi ... Sipho
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Storyline

A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her father disappears one night, barely evading arrest, and, not long after, her mother is detained by the authorities. Some of Molly's White friends turn against her, and her family's friendships with Blacks take on new meaning. Relationships are fragile in the world of apartheid. How will she manage? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

South Africa, 1963. A mother's love. A family's courage.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | Zimbabwe

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Mundo à Parte See more »

Filming Locations:

Zimbabwe

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,326,900
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Directorial debut of cinematographer Chris Menges. See more »

Quotes

Diana Roth: [inside her cell, shouting and smashing objects] No books? No books?
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Soundtracks

Happy Birthday
(uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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Excellent coming of age tale
3 January 2003 | by sydneypatrickSee all my reviews

If this is indicative of things to come, Jodhi May will be one strong actress to reckon with. Barbara Hershey has never been better, but Jodhi May steals the show as her neglected daughter struggling with terms of identity and growth in South Africa pre-Apartheid. This one is truly a gem. I highly recommend seeing it at any opportunity. I have a copy of it I taped off the television years and years ago. I'm hoping one day it is released on DVD.


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