Cry, the Beloved Country
- 1 hr 46 min
Cry, the Beloved Country is based on Alan Paton's classic novel about a pair of fathers dealing with personal losses and all of the horrors visited on South Africa during Apartheid. One of these fathers, Rev. Stephen Kumalo, played by James Earl Jones, is a minister from a dirt poor farming village. Kumalo travels to Johannesburg in search of his lost son, Absalom, played by Eric Miyeni, who has gone missing since moving to the big city. Kumalo finds that tragedy has struck all of his children in a myriad ways. Meanwhile, James Jarvis, played by Richard Harris, has also arrived in Johannesburg. James Jarvis is a wealthy white landowner from the same area as Kumalo, and is in town to attend to the sad details of his son's death during a robbery. Jarvis's son was a popular and well liked activist for the rights of the city's black majority population.