An Act of Defiance

Feature | NR | 123

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Film Info
Section:Narrative Competition
Length:Feature
Genre:Drama
Historical
Run Time:123
Premiere Status:Tennessee Premiere
Rating:NR
Nation:South Africa
Netherlands
Original Language:English | Afrikaans
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jean van de Velde
Cast:Peter Paul Muller | Antoinette Louw | Sello Motloung | Sean Venter
Producer:Michael Auret | Richard Claus | Hugh Rogers
Screenwriter:Matt Harvey | Dominic Morgan | Jean van de Velde
Cinematographer:Miles Goodall
Editor:Sander Vos
Music:Floris Verbeij

Description

In this riveting historical drama, 10 political activists (including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters) face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage after they are arrested by the apartheid South African government during a raid in the town of Rivonia during the summer of 1963. Bram Fischer, a sympathetic lawyer, risks his career and freedom to defend these men, attempting to hide the fact that he, too, frequently convened on the farm where they were arrested.

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