A World Apart Poster

Release Date: 1988

DVD Release Date: August 23rd, 2005

PG|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
Molly (Jodhi May), a white teenage girl living in Johannesburg during the 1960s, finds her life turned upside down when her leftist parents become targets of the pro-apartheid South African government. Molly's father, Gus (Jeroen Krabbé), is forced into exile, but her mother, Diana (Barbara Hershey), continues her activism. As her family's reputation leaves her shunned by fellow Caucasian peers, Molly grows closer to her mother and begins to understand the anti-apartheid cause.

Cast: Barbara Hershey, Jodhi May, David Suchet, Jeroen Krabbe, Paul Freeman, Tim Roth, Linda Mvusi, Yvonne Bryceland

Director: Chris Menges

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Working Title Films

Keywords: Spirited, Growing up, 1960s, Emotional, Mother, School, Father, Family, Daughter, Love


Winner Bästa utländska film
Guldbagge Award (1989)
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1988)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1988)