An Act of Defiance

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SOUTH AFRICA, 1963. In this riveting historical drama, ten political activists (including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters) face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage after they are arrested by... read more
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SOUTH AFRICA, 1963. In this riveting historical drama, ten political activists (including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters) face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage after they are arrested by the apartheid South African government during a raid in the town of Rivonia during the summer of 1963. Bram Fischer (Peter Paul Muller), a sympathetic lawyer, risks his career and freedom to defend these men, while attempting to hide the fact that he also frequently convened on the farm where they were arrested. With AN ACT OF DEFIANCE, filmmaker Jean van de Velde (THE SILENT ARMY) captures a dark period in South Africa's recent history, skillfully balancing a nail-biting political thriller with spectacular courtroom intrigue while paying tribute to the legendary figures who fought to end segregation and corruption in their country.

Original Release

03/01/2017

Cast

Peter Paul Muller Bram Fischer
Antoinette Louw Molly Fischer
Sello Motloung Nelson Mandela
Izel Bezuidenhout Ilse Fischer
Hannes Brummer Bob Hepple
Sean Venter Police Officer
Johan Ahlers Policeman 2
Obed Baloyi Janitor
Anthony Bishop Duty Officer
Clayton Boyd Journalist #1
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jean van de Velde

Writers

Matt Harvey, Dominic Morgan, Jean van de Velde, Joel Joffe

Cast

Peter Paul Muller Bram Fischer
Antoinette Louw Molly Fischer
Sello Motloung Nelson Mandela
Izel Bezuidenhout Ilse Fischer
Hannes Brummer Bob Hepple
Sean Venter Police Officer
Johan Ahlers Policeman 2
Obed Baloyi Janitor
Anthony Bishop Duty Officer
Clayton Boyd Journalist #1
Garth Breytenbach Policeman 3
Shahir Chundra Mac Maharaj
Deon Coetzee Van Zyl
Paul Davies Desk Sergeant
José Domingos Percy Yutar
Nick Els Police Officer
Willie Esterhuizen Lieutenant Swanepoel
Samuel Ferreira Policeman 1
Ashish Gangapersad Ahmed Kathrada
Gustav Gerdener Rich Afrikaner 2

Producers

Editors

Sander Vos

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