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Bopha!Morgan Freeman's assured directorial debut — an emotionally direct and intense story of conflicted family life in a South African township following...Bopha!DramaPG-13Morgan Freeman's assured directorial debut — an emotionally direct and intense story of conflicted family life in a South African township following...1994-03-11Malick BowensMaynard EziashiMalcolm McDowellAlfre WoodardMalick Bowens, Maynard Eziashi, Malcolm McDowell, Alfre Woodard
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Bopha!

Genre: Drama; Starring: Danny Glover, Malick Bowens, Maynard Eziashi, Malcolm McDowell, Alfre Woodard; Director: Morgan Freeman; MPAA Rating: PG-13

Morgan Freeman’s assured directorial debut — an emotionally direct and intense story of conflicted family life in a South African township following the Soweto riots — got lost in a jungle of theatrical releases but should stand out now that it’s on video. Danny Glover is fine as a police sergeant whose son (Maynard Eziashi) forces him to question his livelihood, and Alfre Woodard is magnificent as the simple but strong housewife who tries to keep everyone together amid an historical process that is tearing them apart. Bopha! is an involving, substantial film. B+

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