Bopha! Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for Bopha! the Movie

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Father-son strife set against the anti-apartheid movement. In the Senior township police officer Mikah takes pride in his peaceful community, particularly in light of the growing unrest in the other townships. Son Zweli has become an activist and wife Rosie must be the family peacemaker. Then a prominent freedom movement member is arrested and two officers of the secret police make their sinister appearance. Well acted; directorial debut of Freeman. Adapted from the play by Percy Mtwa, although the hopeful ending has been changed in the movie. The title, a Zulu word, stands for arrest or detention. Filmed on location in Zimbabwe.


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Available on VHS
Running time 121 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Dads, Apartheid, Africa, Adapted from a Play, Cops, Politics
Brian Bird, John Wierick
Danny Glover, Maynard Eziashi, Alfre Woodard, Malcolm McDowell, Marius Weyers, Malick Bowens, Robin Smith, Michael Chinyamurindi, Christopher John Hall, Grace Mahlaba
Morgan Freeman
James Horner
Lawrence Taubman, Arsenio Hall, Arsenio Hall Communications, Paramount Pictures

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