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Catch A Fire

Tells the story of freedom fighter and political prisoner Patrick Chamusso who became politicised in the 1980s when he was falsely accused of bombing the refinery where he worked. The brutal treatment of his family by government agent Nic Vos (Tim Robbins) leaves his life in tatters, even though charges against him are eventually dropped. He concludes his only recourse against the violent system of apartheid is to join Mandela's African National Congress and go underground as a rebel fighter. In the hands of expert helmer Phillip Noyce this is a vibrant political thriller, a history lesson with clear resonance in our current political climate where the line between rebellion and terrorism has become a paranoid blur.

Year: 2006
Genre: Drama, Thrillers & Suspense, True Stories, Racial Intolerance, Film Festivals 2007
Country: UK, France, South Africa, USA
Director: Phillip Noyce
Starring: Tim Robbins, Derek Luke, Bonnie Henna, Mncedisi Shabangu, Tumisho Masha, Sithembiso Khumalo, Terry Pheto
Duration: 97 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence and offensive language.
6.7/10
Location in store: Thriller

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