Master Harold and the Boys
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Master Harold and the Boys
Adapted from the semiautobiographical play by South African author Athol Fugard, Master Harold...and the Boys is set in Port Elizabeth in 1950. "Master Harold" is what the black employees are ordered to call young Hally (Matthew Broderick), the son of a well-to-do white couple who own a fashionable tea room. Hally wanders into the establishment one day and sees two black male workers (Zakes Mokae and John Kani) practicing for an upcoming ballroom competition by dancing together. The two employees and Hally exchange kidding rebukes, not meant to offend anyone. But after Hally receives… More