A Dry White Season1989

A Dry White Season

Starring Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow, Susan Sarandon and Marlon Brando, "A Dry White Season" (also known as "Weiße Zeit der Dürre", "Arida stagione bianca, Un'") is a Drama/History/Thriller film directed by Euzhan Palcy, and written by Colin Welland (screenplay), Euzhan Palcy (screenplay), and Andre Brink (novel), released on September 20 of 1989 in the USA.

Directed by:
Euzhan Palcy
Colin Welland and Euzhan Palcy
Andre Brink
Paula Weinstein
Executive producer:
Tim Hampton
Associate producer:
Mary Selway


In A Dry White Season, Donald Sutherland portrays the character of Ben Du Toit, a South African school teacher. The story takes place in 1976, around the Soweto Riots, during the Apartheid system that lasted from 1948 until 1991.

The story begins when a gardener at Ben's school, a black man named Gordon, seeks his help while investigating the death of his son during the Riots. Like many South African whites, Ben refuses to get involved in the racial divides that have been tearing the country [...]



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Who is the director of "A Dry White Season"?

Euzhan Palcy is a French director, writer, screenwriter, and producer.

Euzhan Palcy has directed movies such as "Midnight's Last Ride", released in 2008.


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What was the release date of "A Dry White Season"?

"A Dry White Season" was first released in Japan on September, 1989.

Release date in the United States:
  • Wednesday, September 20, 1989

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