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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Derek Luke
Bonnie Mbuli
Tim Robbins
Directors
Philip Noyce
Screenwriters
Shawn Slovo
Running Time
101 minutes

Catch A Fire
Tim Robbins and Derek Luke are head to head in this South African Apartheid-era based drama.


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Catch A Fire

Plot
Apartheid South Africa, the early 1980s. Patrick (Luke) is a foreman at an oil refinery and a kids’ soccer coach. When the refinery is sabotaged he is arrested and brutally interrogated by the Police Security Branch, led by Colonel Nic Vos (Robbins).


Verdict
An intelligent thriller that effectively conveys the message that terrorism, even in apartheid-era South Africa, is rarely a black-and-white issue.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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