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Cry, the Beloved Country

Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)

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Alan Paton's classic novel about two fathers coming to terms with personal loss and the emotional scars inflicted on South Africa during the era of apartheid was brought to the screen for a second time with this adaptation, the first major film produced in South Africa after Nelson Mandela's election ended mandatory white rule in that nation. Rev. Stephen Kumalo (James Earl Jones) is a minister from a poverty-stricken farming community who travels to Johannesburg for the first time in search of

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Jul 1, 2003

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Especially heart-rending thanks to superb performances by James Earl Jones and Richard Harris.

January 1, 2000 | Comment (1)
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A beautiful piece of work.

August 7, 2004 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
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An eloquent and moving screen interpretation of Alan Paton's classic 1948 novel set in South Africa and dealing with the transforming power of forgiveness.

August 21, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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Oddly memorable.

June 17, 2001 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Decent movie. A little slow....
March 21, 2013
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We had to watch this movie in one of my classes, it's another story about apartheid. So, if you're interested in the subject, it's not that bad. If you're just looking for a drama or an enjoyable film, you may be disappointed. Overall, this movie is just okay.
June 9, 2011
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