Boesman & Lena Movie Review 2000

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Adaptation of the apartheid-era play by Athol Fugard follows the travails of downtrodden couple, Boesman (Glover) and Lena (Bassett). Their shanty town home in Cape Town has been bulldozed by the government so they take to the dusty road with their meager belongings, constantly bickering about their plight. The couple construct a makeshift abode for the night, which attracts the attention of an old man (Jonah) even lower on the economic ladder, whom Lena allows to stay to Boesman's displeasure. Performances are outstanding. Last film for director Berry.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 86 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Apartheid, Africa, African America, Hard Knock Life, Adapted from a Play
John Berry
Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Willie Jonah
Alain Choquart
John Berry
Wally Badarou

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