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: 6.7/10 from 13 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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Sound Hans Zimmer Music
Directing Chris Menges Director
Camera David Appleby Still Photographer
Writing Shawn Slovo Writer
Sound Rex Phillips Boom Operator
Sound Judy Freeman Sound Recordist