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This 80’s movie narrates the story of a schoolteacher who, due to a violent event, finds that he lives in an unjust society, full of prejudice and hate.

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In A Dry White Season, Donald Sutherland interprets the role of Ben Du Toit, a South African school teacher who learns that his gardener, a black man, is killed while investigating the death of his son.

Highly upset by these events, he hires a human rights lawyer that can help him with the case. Unfortunately, the court rules against them. This is when Ben Du Toit decides to take more aggressive actions, presenting a civil suit against the police.


Ben du Toit - Donald Sutherland
Susan du Toit - Janet Suzman
Stanley Makhaya - Zakes Mokae
Captain Stolz - Jürgen Prochnow
Melanie Bruwer - Susan Sarandon
Ian McKenzie - Marlon Brando


Although Brando had officially retired from the movie industry in 1980, A Dry White Season won him an Oscar nomination

A Dry White Season is a reflection of South Africa during the Apartheid. Another movie, Cry, The Beloved Country, is a reflection of South Africa before the Apartheid.

Academy Awards:

Marlon Brando won for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for the role of McKenzie in Dry White Season.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Dry White Season was released to theatres on 09/20/1989 by MGM/UA, and grossed $3,282,890 at the box office in the US.

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