Cry, the Beloved Country (African Fury)
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Cry, the Beloved Country (African Fury)
This deliberately paced British film about a black rural priest and a white landowner whose paths cross in 1940s South Africa remains one of the most powerful cinematic statements on racism. Based on Alan Paton's landmark novel, Cry the Beloved Country is, in hindsight, na´ve in its belief that apartheid would be easier to overcome than history proved it to be, but its intentions are certainly in the right place and it never trivializes the importance of the issue. To the credit of both Paton and director-producer Zoltan Korda, the film maintains a dignity and relevancy that is not always… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Well-intentioned engaging drama about South Africa's evil system of apartheid in the 1940s."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"An eloquent and moving screen interpretation of Alan Paton's classic 1948 novel set in South Africa and dealing with the transforming power of forgiveness."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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