Cry, the Beloved Country
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Cry, the Beloved Country
Alan Paton's classic novel about two fathers coming to terms with personal loss and the emotional scars inflicted on South Africa during the era of apartheid was brought to the screen for a second time with this adaptation, the first major film produced in South Africa after Nelson Mandela's election ended mandatory white rule in that nation. Rev. Stephen Kumalo (James Earl Jones) is a minister from a poverty-stricken farming community who travels to Johannesburg for the first time in search of his son Absalom (Eric Miyeni), who moved to the city some time back and has gone missing.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

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"Especially heart-rending thanks to superb performances by James Earl Jones and Richard Harris."
‑ Tom Green, USA Today
"Oddly memorable."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"A beautiful piece of work."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"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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