An act of defiance [electronic resource] / by Jean van de Velde.
- Other records:
- Santa Monica, California : Menemsha Films, 2018.
1 online resource, streaming video : sound, color
- Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013 -- Trials, litigations, etc.
Fischer, Bram, 1908-1975.
Rivonia Trial, Pretoria, South Africa, 1964.
Trials (Political crimes and offenses) -- South Africa.
Political activists -- South Africa -- Biography.
South Africa -- History -- 1961-1994.
Rivonia Trial (Pretoria, South Africa : 1964)
- In English and Afrikaans.
- System Details:
- 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 (exceptionally played by Peter Paul Muller), 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.
With An Act of Defiance, Dutch filmmaker Jean van de Velde (The Silent Army) captures a dark period in South Africa's recent history, skillfully balancing a nail-biting political thriller with spectacular courtroom intrigue while paying tribute to the legendary figures who fought to end segregation and corruption in their country.
- Peter Paul Muller (Bram Fischer), Antoinette Louw (Molly Fischer), Sello Motloung (Nelson Mandela), Sean Ventner, Izel Bezuidenhout (Ilse Fischer), Clayton Boyd, Hannes Brummer.
- Director and screenplay, Jean de Velde; screenplay, Matt Harvey; screenplay, Dominic Morgan.
- A film by Jean van de Velde--Cover.
Best Film Feature, Dayton Jewish Film Festival, 2018
Best Film, UK Jewish Film Festival, 2017
Gold Award, Mill Valley Film Festival, 2017
- Velde, Jean van de, 1957- film director. screenwriter., Field director, Screenwriter
Muller, Peter Paul, actor., Actor
Louw, Antoinette, 1975- actor., Actor
Motloung, Sello, actor., Actor
Venter, Sean, actor., Actor
Bezuidenhout, Izel, actor., Actor
Boyd, Clayton, actor., Actor
Brummer, Hannes, actor., Actor
Harvey, Matt, screenwriter., Screenwriter
Morgan, Dominic, screenwriter., Screenwriter
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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