The month of August in India rings the bells of Independence. While we celebrate Independence Month, Lamakaan brings you movies made by Richard Attenborough, the maker of the 'Gandhi' film, a synonymous name with India's Independence.
About Richard Attenborough: Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, 29 August 1923 – 24 August 2014) was an English actor, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. He was the president of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and life president of the Premier League club Chelsea. During World War II, he joined the Royal Air Force and served in the film unit, going on several bombing raids over Europe and filming the action from the rear gunner's position. He was the older brother of broadcaster Sir David Attenborough and motor executive John Attenborough. He was married to actress Sheila Sim from 1945 until his death.
Film Title: CRY FREEDOM | 1987 | 157 Minutes | English Language subtitled in English
About the film: Cry Freedom is a 1987 epic apartheid drama film directed and produced by Richard Attenborough, set in late-1970s apartheid-era South Africa. John Briley wrote the screenplay based on a pair of books by journalist Donald Woods. The film centers on the real-life events involving South African activist Steve Biko and his friend Donald Woods, who initially finds him too radical and attempts to understand his way of life. Denzel Washington stars as Biko, while Kevin Kline portrays Woods. Cry Freedom delves into the ideas of discrimination, political corruption, and the repercussions of violence.
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