Cry, the Beloved Country

Cry, the Beloved Country

A preacher's (James Earl Jones) son kills a rich white man's (Richard Harris) son in Johannesburg.

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Cry, the Beloved Country


Drama111 Mins1995PG-13

Reverend Stephen Kumalo (James Earl Jones) is a back-country Zulu preacher in South Africa. When his son (Eric Miyeni) is accused of robbery and murder, Kumalo journeys to Johannesburg, where he is helped by a local priest (Vusi Kunene). He eventually meets James Jarvis (Richard Harris), the father of the murder victim, who is a prominent white supremacist. However, they discover common ground, and their mutual respect becomes a symbol of apartheid's eventual demise.


  • Bleak
  • Emotional
  • Powerful