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A Dry white season DVD 1989 Forrongó Évszak / Directed by Euzhan Palcy / Starring: Susan Sarandon, Marlon Brando, Donald Sutherland

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A Dry white season DVD 1989 Forrongó Évszak / Directed by Euzhan Palcy / Starring: Susan Sarandon, Marlon Brando, Donald Sutherland

UPC 5999546332612



AUDIO: English 2.0, Hungarian 2.0

SUBTITLES: Hungarian

Total Runtime: 102 MINUTES


English Summary:

A Dry White Season is a 1989 American drama-historical film directed by Euzhan Palcy and starring Donald Sutherland, Jürgen Prochnow, Marlon Brando, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae and Susan Sarandon. It was written by Colin Welland and Palcy, based upon André Brink's novel A Dry White Season.

In 1976, in South Africa during apartheid, Ben Du Toit (Donald Sutherland) is a South African school teacher at a school for whites only. One day, the son of his gardener, Gordon Ngubene (Winston Ntshona), gets beaten by the white police after he gets caught by the police during a peaceful demonstration for a better education policy for black people in South Africa. Gordon asks Ben for help. After Ben refuses to help because of his trust in the police, Gordon gets caught by the police as well and is tortured by Captain Stolz (Jürgen Prochnow). Against the will of his family, Ben tries to find out more about the disappearance of his gardener by himself. Following the discoveries of the murders of both Gordon and his son by the police, Ben decides to bring this incident up before a court with Ian McKenzie (Marlon Brando) as lawyer but loses. Afterwards, he continues to act by himself and supports a small group of black people, including his driver Stanley Makhaya (Zakes Mokae), to interview others to promote social change.

The white police notice their intentions and detain some responsible persons. To file a civil suit, Ben collects affidavits and hides the information at his house. Ben lets his son in on his plans. His son and his daughter both get to know the hiding spots, and after the police search through Ben's house, there is an explosion next to the hiding spot because the daughter betrayed it to the police, but the son saved the documents. Gordon's wife, Emily (Thoko Ntshinga), is killed when she refuses to be evicted from her home. Ben's wife and daughter leave him. The daughter offers to her father to get the documents to a safer place.


Hungarian Summary:

Dél-Afrika, 1976. A rendőrség Gordon Ngubene halálát öngyilkosságnak állítja be. Amikor Ben du Toit meglátja egykori barátja holttestét, már tudja: rendőrségi brutalitás áldozata lett. Minden erejével azon van, hogy kiderítse az igazságot, felbérli Ian McKenzie-t, a nagy nevű ügyvédet, hogy képviselje a Ngubene családot a bíróság előtt, de a bíró tudomást sem vesz a nyilvánvaló bizonyítékokról és összejátszik a rendőrséggel. Ben még ezek után sem adja fel a küzdelmet - családja életét és karrierjét is kockára téve bosszút akar állni egy rendszeren, amelyet rasszisták, tolvajok és gyilkosok irányítanak.


Cast / Szereplők:

  • Donald Sutherland as Ben du Toit
  • Janet Suzman as Susan du Toit
  • Susannah Harker as Suzette du Toit
  • Rowen Elmes as Johan du Toit
  • Marlon Brando as Ian McKenzie
  • Susan Sarandon as Melanie Bruwer
  • Leonard Maguire as Prof. Bruwer
  • Zakes Mokae as Stanley Makhaya
  • Winston Ntshona as Gordon Ngubene
  • Thoko Ntshinga as Emily Ngubene
  • Bekhithemba Mpofu as Jonathan Ngubene
  • Jürgen Prochnow as Captain Stolz
  • Michael Gambon as Magistrate
  • John Kani as Julius
  • Gerard Thoolen as Colonel Viljoen
  • David de Keyser as Susan's father


Directed by Euzhan Palcy
Produced by Paula Weinstein
Tim Hampton
Mary Selway
Screenplay by Colin Welland
Euzhan Palcy
Based on A Dry White Season
by Andre Brink
  • Donald Sutherland
  • Janet Suzman
  • Jürgen Prochnow
  • Zakes Mokae
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Marlon Brando
Music by Dave Grusin
Cinematography Pierre-William Glenn
Kelvin Pike
Edited by Glenn Cunningham
Sam O'Steen
Davros Films
Sundance Productions
Distributed by MGM/UA
Release date
September 22, 1989
Running time
102 minutes
Country United States, France
Language English





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