“A Dry White Season” quotes(1989)
Plot – Professor Benjamin Du Toit is an Afrikaner and he lives with his loved ones in South Africa. During a youth demonstration, the police shoots the crowd and Jonathan, his black gardener's son, gets killed. Du Toit realizes his compatriots brutal methods. The state police itself is always ready to unleash against the ghetto's citizens. Emily, Jonathan's mother, hires a lawyer, but he thinks suing the police captain is useless.
All actors – Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow, Susan Sarandon, Marlon Brando, Winston Ntshona, Thoko Ntshinga, Leonard Maguire, Gerard Thoolen, Susannah Harker, Andrew Whaleyshow all
“A Dry White Season” Quotes 12 quotes
“- McKenzie: Would you like a cup of tea?
- Ben: No, no thank you. No, I'm here on a matter of justice.
- McKenzie: Oh, justice. Well I'm afraid that's a trifle more complex to serve you up than a cup of tea.”
“When the system's threatened, they'll do anything to defend it.”
“I don't want you to give up, papa.”
“I will take your case if only to make it abundantly clear how justice in South Africa is misapplied when it comes to the question of race.”
“- Gordon: They've arrested Jonathan.
- Ben: Again? What for?
- Gordon: There is big trouble in the townships. They're killing our children! I saw the bodies, Mr. Ben. Many have been detained. I went to the hospital. To the mortuary. Everywhere! The police deny they have Jonathan.”
“If someone told you your child had died and wouldn't tell you how he died or where the body was buried, wouldn't you be upset?”
“I heard what the police did, and I'm not saying it was right. But you think the blacks wouldn't do the same thing to us, and worse, if they had half the chance? Do you think they'll let us go on living our nice, quiet, peaceful lives if they win? They'll swallow us up!”
“They don't want us to be really educated. If we learn in Afrikaans, we have no future!”