Act of Defiance, An
South Africa, 1963: Nelson Mandela is prepared to give his life for the freedom of his people. Another man, Bram Fischer, sacrifices his life for the freedom of Mandela.
AN ACT OFE DFIANCE is about Bram Fischer, the man behind Nelson Mandela, a lawyer and highly esteemed member of the white establishment. A man who pays the ultimate price fighting his own people for the cause of all people.
120' / b&w
Genre: drama, court drama
Original title: BRAM FISCHER
Dir: Jean van de Velde
Prod: Richard Claus & Co (NL) - Richard Claus, Gemma Derksen, Jean van den Velde
Co-prod: Spier Films (SA), On Stilts Productions (UK)
Sc: Dominic Morgan, Matt Harvey & Jean van de Velde
D.O.P.: Miles Goodall
Completed: February 2017
Language: Afrikaans, English
Cast: Peter Paul Muller (THE PREACHER, FATHER'S AFFAIR), Antoinette Louw (DIE LAASTE TANGO, DISCREET), José Domingos (THE SALVATION, SKIN), Conrad Kemp (CITY OF VIOLENCE, THE GIRL).
Festivals & awards:
Movies that Matter Film Festival - Audience Award
Jean van de Velde:
THE PRICE OF SUGAR (2013, feature), THE SILENT ARMY (2009, feature) Awards: a.o. Best Film Montreal Black FF, FLORIS (2004, feature), LEAK (2000, feature) Awards: a.o. Golden Calf for Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Director Netherlands FF, Golden Arena Award Best Director Pula FF.
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