Catch a Fire


Partially based on true events, this story is set in the Apartheid-era South Africa. In essence the tale of two men, one a black foreman at a chemical plant, the other a police interrogator, who end up on opposite sides when the black is suspected of causing a blast at the factory. Eventually he is released, but is so upset at the treatment he received from the police that he joins the ANC underground movement and starts training for explosives work. The cop, meanwhile, is still after him, trying to prevent him from doing anything dangerous.

100 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence).
Biographical, Drama, Thriller.

Showtimes

Anothe one bites the dust!
Anothe one bites the dust!

Credits

Cast
Tim Robbins, Derek Luke, Bonnie Mbuli, Mncedisi Shabangu, Tumisho Masha, Sithembiso Khumalo
Director
Phillip Noyce
ScreenplayShawn Slovo
MusicPhilip Miller
CinematographyRon Fortunato, Garry Phillips
EditingJill Bilcock
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
Made in2006
Produced byMirage Enterprises, Moonlighting Films South Africa, Studio Canal, Working Title Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreHistorical
LanguageInfrequently strong
NudityNone
SexMild, infrequent sexual innuendo
ViolenceStrong, frequent, not explicit, bloody
PrejudicePrejudicial language is used
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThis is the true story of Patrick Chummaso, a terrorist freedom fighter in South Africa in 1980. The theme is very disturbing and shocking. The focus is on the human rights violations inflicted by the security forces on suspects, showing how they were humiliated and tortured and physically and psychologically abused. Emotionally disturbing, the movie is not for sensitive viewers.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
10
Cape Times
Jessica Reaves
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
12
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
Box Office
Tim Cogshell
10
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15
ScreenIt
13

What the People say

Internet
699 Netizens
13

Average .. 59%

12




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