A World Apart


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A World Apart

A World Apart is a 1988 anti-Apartheid drama, written by Shawn Slovo and directed by Chris Menges. It is based on the lives of Slovo's parents, Ruth First and Joe Slovo. The film was a co-production between companies from the UK and Zimbabwe, where the movie was filmed. It features Hans Zimmer's first non-collaborative film score.

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Actors & Characters

Jodhi May Jodhi May
Barbara Hershey Barbara Hershey
Jeroen Krabbé Jeroen Krabbé
Tim Roth Tim Roth Harold Harold
David Suchet David Suchet Muller Muller
Carolyn Clayton-Cragg Carolyn Clayton-Cragg
Kate Fitzpatrick Kate Fitzpatrick
Yvonne Bryceland Yvonne Bryceland
Nadine Chalmers Nadine Chalmers
Linda Mvusi Linda Mvusi


Peter Biziou Cinematography
Chris Menges Director
Nicolas Gaster Editor
Hans Zimmer Music
Sarah Radclyffe Producer
Shawn Slovo Writer