Bopha!

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    120 mins
  • Release Date
    1993
  • Countries
    US
  • Languages
    English, Afrikaans

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

"A handsomely crafted, potently played drama that brings the issue of apartheid down to a visceral human dimension" (Variety). Featuring NAACP Image Award nominated performances by Alfre Woodard and Danny Glover, BOPHA! centers on a black policeman in apartheid South Africa who, when his son joins the anti-apartheid movement, is faced with a crossroads, and a deep examination of both his beliefs and the implications of his career.
DIRECTED BY:
Morgan Freeman
WRITTEN BY:
Brian Bird, John Wierick, Percy Mtwa (play)
CAST INCLUDES:
Danny Glover, Maynard Eziashi, Malcolm McDowell, Marius Weyers, Alfre Woodard

SYNOPSIS

Micah Mangena (Danny Glover) is a black police officer in a small township in apartheid-era South Africa. Mangena is overseen by white officers, but he trains mostly black recruits. His devotion to his job arrives at a breaking point when his son, Zweli (Maynard Eziashi), gets involved with a local anti-apartheid group. Quickly, father and son find themselves on opposite sides of an increasingly dangerous conflict, made worse by the interference of South Africa’s Special Branch.

Bopha!

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    120 mins
  • Release Date
    1993
  • Countries
    US
  • Languages
    English, Afrikaans
DIRECTED BY
Morgan Freeman
WRITTEN BY
Brian Bird, John Wierick, Percy Mtwa (play)
CAST INCLUDES
Danny Glover, Maynard Eziashi, Malcolm McDowell, Marius Weyers, Alfre Woodard
"A handsomely crafted, potently played drama that brings the issue of apartheid down to a visceral human dimension" (Variety). Featuring NAACP Image Award nominated performances by Alfre Woodard and Danny Glover, BOPHA! centers on a black policeman in apartheid South Africa who, when his son joins the anti-apartheid movement, is faced with a crossroads, and a deep examination of both his beliefs and the implications of his career.

Micah Mangena (Danny Glover) is a black police officer in a small township in apartheid-era South Africa. Mangena is overseen by white officers, but he trains mostly black recruits. His devotion to his job arrives at a breaking point when his son, Zweli (Maynard Eziashi), gets involved with a local anti-apartheid group. Quickly, father and son find themselves on opposite sides of an increasingly dangerous conflict, made worse by the interference of South Africa’s Special Branch.

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