A World Apart

A World Apart (1988)

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

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1988-06-17
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 9 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 53min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Atlantic Releasing Corporation
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, Zimbabwe
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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?

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  • Jodhi May

    as Molly Roth
  • Jeroen Krabbé

    as Gus Roth
  • Barbara Hershey

    as Diana Roth
  • Tim Roth

    as Harold
  • David Suchet

    as Muller
  • Paul Freeman

    as Kruger
  • Adrian Dunbar

    as Le Roux
  • Rosalie Crutchley

    as Mrs. Harris
Directing Chris Menges Director
Writing Shawn Slovo Writer
Sound Hans Zimmer Music
Sound Rex Phillips Boom Operator
Sound Judy Freeman Sound Recordist
Camera David Appleby Still Photographer