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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.
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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