Cry, the Beloved Country

1995

Cry, the Beloved Country

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85%

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Reviews Counted: 13

73%
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73%
Average Rating: 3.6/5

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Two disparate South African fathers embark upon parallel journeys to Johannesburg to learn the fate of their estranged sons. As the film follows James Jarvis and Father Stephen Kumalo's separate trips to the big city, it is slowly revealed that Kumalo's son killed Jarvis' son during a botched burglary.

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Cast

James Earl Jones
as Rev. Stephen Kumalo
Vusi Kunene
as Rev. Theophilus Msimangu
Charles S. Dutton
as John Kumalo
Dambisa Kente
as Gertrude Kumalo
Eric Miyeni
as Absalom Kumalo
Ian Robers
as Reform Official
Dolly Rathebe
as Mrs. Kumalo
Jsepo Gugusha
as Gertrude's Child
Greg Latter
as Prosecutor
Themba Ndaba
as Matthew Kumalo
Anne Curteis
as Mrs. Jarvis
Robert Whitehead
as Carmichael
Jack Robinson
as Ian Jarvis
Jennifer Steyn
as Mary Jarvis
Ron Smerczak
as Captain van Jaarsveld
Abigail Kubeka
as Mrs. Mkize
Jonathan Rands
as Glyn Henderson
Shirley Johnston
as Barbara Henderson
John Whiteley
as Father Vincent
Lillian Dube
as Mrs. Lithebe
Moses Rakharebe
as Tomlinson
Robert Whithead
as Carmichael
Patrick Shai
as Robert Ndela
Louis Seboko
as Johannes Pafuri
Temise Times
as Shebeen Queen
Jerry Mofokeng
as Hlabeni--Taxi Driver
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Critic Reviews for Cry, the Beloved Country

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Audience Reviews for Cry, the Beloved Country

½

Decent movie. A little slow....

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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