A World Apart

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A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her father disappears one night, barely evading arrest, and, not long after, her mother is detained by the authorities. Some of Molly's White friends turn against her, and her family's friendships with Blacks take on new meaning. Relationships are fragile in the world of apartheid. How will she manage?

  1. Chris Menges


  2. Shawn Slovo


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jodhi May

    Jodhi May

    Molly Roth

  2. Jeroen Krabbé

    Jeroen Krabbé

    Gus Roth

  3. Barbara Hershey

    Barbara Hershey

    Diana Roth

  4. Tim Roth

    Tim Roth


  5. David Suchet

    David Suchet


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A World Apart
A World Apart


Status Released

Release Information

  • June 17, 1988


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 53m

Budget -

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