Catch A Fire

Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
On DVD: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Running Time: 
97 minutes

Set in the turbulent landscape of 1980’s South Africa, Catch A Fire tells the true story of an honest, law abiding man and the injustices that lead him to join. African National Congress (ANC), a group of revolutionaries opposed to the established apartheid authority. Patrick Chamusso (Derek Luke), a foreman at the Secunda oil refinery, leads a simple life as a husband, father, and part-time coach of a children’s football (soccer) team. That is until he is wrongly arrested on suspicions of terrorism following a bombing of the refinery. He is taken by Police Colonel Nic Vos (Tim Robbins) to an interrogation camp and tortured for information. With no association to the attack, Patrick has nothing to hide, but his alibi is sketchy. Vos is coldly determined to find the truth so he arrests Patrick’s closest friends and his wife, Precious (Bonnie Mbuli), who are also tortured and abused.