Video Review

A World of Strangers (1993)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Drama; With: Ivan Jackson and Zakes Mokae

This adaptation of Nadine Gordimer's short story was shot secretly in Johannesburg and captures, with documentary flavor, life in both the white world and the townships. Both are seen through the eyes of a Londoner (Ivan Jackson) who after befriending an African (Zakes Mokae) must eventually choose sides. An important record, the quietly observant A World of Strangers still startles. A-

Originally posted Feb 19, 1993 Published in issue #158 Feb 19, 1993 Order article reprints