Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 1987
Saturday night at the Palace
Robert Davies
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Réalisateur(s) : Robert Davies
Avec : John Kani
Durée : 89
Type : fiction

Français

de Robert Davies
1987, 89 minutes, 35mm

English

Two working-class white boys, one of them played by Paul Slabolepszy, who also wrote the play on which the film is based, arrive at an isolated roadhouse and proceed to take out their racial frustrations on a black waiter. Davies, although operating primarily in a claustrophobic diner location, opens the play out into a cinematically complex work which operates both as a gripping thriller and an analysis of white working class fears and prejudices. The two white actors, reprising their stage roles with the addition of the great John Kani, effortlessly provide a disturbing insight into South Africa’s racial divisions.

SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE PALACE
Director: Robert Davies
Cast: John Kani, Bill Flynn, Paul Slabolepszy
1987 – 89 minutes, 35mm


2011 – Anthology Film Archives (New York) – April 2011
* This screening is part of: UNITED WE STAND: SOUTH AFRICAN CINEMA DURING APARTHEID