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1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Carrying bottles, pots, wire, twigs around their shoulders and a few pieces of clothing, Boesman and Lena are forced to roam dusty clay roadways in search of shelter and a better existence. Driven from their shanty once again by the white man, they walk the South African Cape Flats, a place they've been many times before, in a life they've been forced to live before. A stranger appears and transforms the lives of this desperate couple who find their state basically the same, yet changed.

Cast: Danny Glover , Angela Bassett , Willie Jonah ,

Director: John Berry

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Kino Pictures, Pathé Films

Boesman & Lena (2000)

Release Date: November 3rd, 2000|1 hr. 30 min.

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  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Fugard’s classic minimalist drama comes eloquently to film. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Powerful theater. show more

  • 75
    Miami Herald

    Glover and especially Bassett give strong performances, shaking off their Hollywood patina and losing themselves in these gritty roles. show more

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