Schrei nach Freiheit (1987)40K
Schrei nach Freiheit: Directed by Richard Attenborough. With Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe, John Matshikiza, Juanita Waterman. South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country, after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, the black activist Steve Biko.
“Richard Attenborough is one storyteller. u0026#39;Gandhiu0026#39; u0026amp; u0026#39;Chaplinu0026#39; are widely regarded u0026amp; respected to this date. u0026#39;Cry Freedomu0026#39;, according to me, is his finest work since u0026#39;Gandhiu0026#39;. This British drama takes place in a time of violence, and is executed with flourish. Even the performances are top-notch! u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026#39;Cry Freedomu0026#39; is set in the late 1970s, during the apartheid era of South Africa and centers around the real-life events involving black activist Steve Biko and his friend Donald Woods, who initially finds him destructive, and attempts to understand his way of life.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026#39;Cry Freedomu0026#39; delves into the ideas of discrimination, political corruption, and the repercussions of violence. Based on a pair of books by journalist Donald Woods, this human-tragedy is wonderfully written by John Briley. Also, the dialogue at places, give you goose-flesh. Sure, the writing does drag a bit, but that doesnu0026#39;t effect itu0026#39;s impact.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eRichard Attenborough knows what heu0026#39;s making. He knows this isnu0026#39;t an easy story to make. But, the veteran directs each frame with flourish. Cinematography by Ronnie Taylor, is excellent. Editing u0026amp; Art Design, are perfect.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003ePerformance-Wise: Denzel Washington is fantastic as Steve Biko. He delivers a performance that easily ranks amongst his finest works to date. Kevin Kline as Donald Woods, on the other-hand, is restrained all through. Not once does he go over the top. Penelope Wilton is effective. Kevin McNally scores. Others lend good support.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOn the whole, u0026#39;Cry Freedomu0026#39; is a terrific film, that over-shadows itu0026#39;s flaws, cleverly. Donu0026#39;t miss this one!”