Bopha!

Bopha!

Director: Morgan Freeman

Cast: Danny Glover, Malcolm McDowell, Alfre Woodard

     
 

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This 1993 film adaptation of Percy Mtwa's South African play Bopha was rendered anachronistic by late-breaking events, though it still contains plenty of food for thought. Danny Glover stars as a black police officer in the waning days of apartheid. Though dedicated to his job, Glover has mixed feelings concerning his loyalty to the white status quo. HisSee more details below

Overview

This 1993 film adaptation of Percy Mtwa's South African play Bopha was rendered anachronistic by late-breaking events, though it still contains plenty of food for thought. Danny Glover stars as a black police officer in the waning days of apartheid. Though dedicated to his job, Glover has mixed feelings concerning his loyalty to the white status quo. His self-doubt is further intensified by the rabidly racist remarks of his new superior, Malcolm McDowell. Making things even more difficult for Glover is the increasing radicalization of his own son (Maynard Eziachi). Percy Mtwa's "never forgive, never foreget" subtext will be unsettling for some viewers-just as it was intended to be. Alfre Woodard, who previously played Winnie to Danny Glover's Nelson in the 1987 TV biopic Mandela, is again cast as Glover's wife. Bopha was coproduced by talkshow host Arsenio Hall, and directed by Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/24/2013
UPC:
0883929311866
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:58:00
Sales rank:
42,029

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by director Morgan Freeman and actors Danny Glover and Alfre Woodard

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Danny Glover Micah Mangena
Malcolm McDowell De Villiers
Alfre Woodard Rosie Mangena
Marius Weyers Van Tonder
Maynard Eziashi Zweli Mangena
Malick Bowens Pule Rampa
Grace Mahlaba Thokozile Machikano
Leo Davis Actor
Stan Leih White Policeman 2
Gavin Mey White Policeman 1
Eric Miyeni Bantebe
Robin Smith Reteif

Technical Credits
Morgan Freeman Director
Brian Bird Screenwriter
Dianna Cilliers Costumes/Costume Designer
Leo Davis Casting
Dankert Guillaume Set Decoration/Design
Arsenio Hall Executive Producer
James Horner Score Composer
Richard Lightstone Musical Direction/Supervision
Lori McCreary Co-producer
Michael Phillips Production Designer
Lawrence Taubman Producer
Neil Travis Editor
David Watkin Cinematographer
John Wierick Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bopha!
1. Whatever You Say
2. Pride of South Africa
3. Secret Meeting
4. Trouble at Home
5. Fight in the Quarry
6. A Wife's Plea
7. Member of the SAP
8. No More Afrikaans
9. Terrorist Son
10. Violent Outbreak
11. Help From the Inside
12. A Way for Pretoria

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