Boesman and Lena
Boesman and Lena (2000)

Angela Bassett and Danny Glover star in this gripping film adaptation of Athol Fugard's renowned play. Though written during the apex of apartheid and first staged in 1970, director John Berry downplays the work's historical… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2000
DVD Release Date: May 8, 2001
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Cole Smithey

John Berry's last film, before he passed away, contains moving performances from Angela Bassett and Danny Glover.

Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Never completely escapes its theatrical origins, but as the film progresses, it becomes increasingly powerful.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Angela Bassett is striking, but the film never attempts to be anything more than a filmed play.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

This story, although set in South Africa, could be told of millions of other couples all over the world.

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