Catch a Fire

 

(PG-13) Tim Robbins, Derek Luke, Bonnie Henna, Mncedisi Shabangu, Terry Pheto

Set in South Africa and spanning the country’s turbulent years in the 1980s to the present day, director Phillip Noyce’s (The Quiet American) thriller is based on the real-life story of Patrick Chamusso (Luke), an apolitical oil refinery employee. When he and his wife are brutalized by government-sanctioned terror squads, Patrick is shocked into action. Even as policeman Nic Vos (Robbins) insinuates himself into the lives of Patrick and his family, Patrick becomes a rebel fighter and political operative, staging daring solo attacks against the brutal apartheid regime. 101 minutes. DVD INFO: Includes a commentary track with the filmmakers, the key actors and the real-life Patrick Chamusso; plus deleted scenes.

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