Cry Freedom Poster

Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: February 23rd, 1999

PG|2 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
Set in apartheid-torn South Africa. Donald Woods is the editor of the East London Daily Express and Steve Biko is a young black leader struggling to improve life in the townships. The two form an unlikely friendship but when Biko is taken into police custody and then murdered, Woods is placed under house arrest. Fearing for his family's safety, he decides to smuggle them over the border.

Cast: Kevin Kline, Denzel Washington, Penelope Wilton, Kevin R. McNally, John Thaw, Timothy West, Juanita Waterman, John Hargreaves

Director: Richard Attenborough

Genres: Historical drama, Biography

Production Co: Universal/Universal Int

Keywords: Police station, Quest, Gritty, Police officer, Escape, Revenge, Murder, Wife, Dark, 1970s

Awards

Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Score for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)