Born on April 3rd, 1924
From Omaha, Nebraska
Teacher Ben du Toit (Donald Sutherland) mostly ignores the problems of apartheid in South Africa until he discovers that the son of a gardener (Winston Ntshona) at his school has been killed by corrupt policeman Stolz (Jürgen Prochnow). Du Toit persuades human rights attorney Ian McKenzie (Marlon Brando) to try the long-shot case against Stolz. During the trial, Du Toit's transformation into an advocate for justice is so absolute that it distances him from his family.
Based on the characters from Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw" but set before that story, the film centers on Peter (Marlon Brando), a gardener at a remote country estate in England, who begins a kinky sexual relationship with nurse Miss Jessel (Stephanie Beacham). What they do not realize is that two children, siblings who live at the manor, Flora (Verna Harvey) and Miles (Christopher Ellis), have seen and taken to imitating their adult behavior, which will lead to trouble for all.