A Dry White Season

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85%

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Set in South Africa during the mid '70s when apartheid was still the norm, this provocative drama centers on a white schoolmaster's gradual awakening to the horrors of government-sanctioned racism.

Cast

Donald Sutherland
as Ben du Toit
Marlon Brando
as Ian McKenzie
Winston Ntshona
as Gordon Ngubene
Zakes Mokae
as Stanley Makhaya
Susan Sarandon
as Melanie Bruwer
Janet Suzman
as Susan du Toit
Jürgen Prochnow
as Capt. Stolz
Thoko Ntshinga
as Emily Ngubene
Susannah Harker
as Suzette du Toit
Leonard Maguire
as Mr. Bruwer
Rowen Elmes
as Johan du Toit
Gerard Thoolen
as Col. Viljoen
Stella Dickin
as Susan's Mother
David de Keyser
as Susan's Father
John Kani
as Julius
Sophie Mgcina
as Margaret
Precious Thiri
as Wellington
Michael Gambon
as Magistrate
Paul Brooke
as Dr. Herzog
Ernest Ndlovu
as Archibald Mabaso
Stephen Hanly
as Sgt. Van Zyl
Grant Davidson
as Lt. Venter
Sello Maake
as Johnson Seroke
Charles Pillai
as Dr. Hassiem
Rosemary Martin
as Mrs. Beachley
Willie Zweni
as Aubrey Kunene
Mannie de Villiers
as Police Commandant
Anna Manimanzi
as Soweto Girl
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Audience Reviews for A Dry White Season

  • Apr 26, 2009
    It's too bad that such a well-intentioned movie is so mediocre. Cliche-riddled, convoluted writing and often haphazard choices made by director Euzhan Palcy are too blatant too be ignored. Donald Sutherland is a convincing but uncompelling lead, and Susan Sarandon's vocal work is laughable. In a shamefully small amount of screen time, Marlon Brando leaves a stronger impression than anyone else in the movie.
    Mike T Super Reviewer
  • May 28, 2007
    Good film. Brando has a small role which he plays quite well. Sutherland is very good.
    Morris N Super Reviewer

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