Darrell Roodt

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Darrell Roodt
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Born Darrell James Roodt
(1962-04-28) April 28, 1962 (age 58)
Johannesburg, Gauteng
South Africa
Nationality South African
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
Years active 1985 - to date
Notable work A Place for Weeping
Cry, the Beloved Country
Spouse(s) Christine Benito

Darrell Roodt (born 28 April 1962) is a South African film director, screenwriter and producer. He has directed landmark films such as Sarafina!, Cry, the Beloved Country and the Academy Awards award nominated 2004 film, Yesterday, starring Leleti Khumalo as the title character.

A Place for Weeping (1986)

Darrell Roodt wrote and directed a 1986 film, A Place for Weeping, which sought to shine a light on the devastation - that at the time - was being caused by that system. He later remarked,

"I didn’t do it from a leftist, agit-prop point of view; rather, I tried to explore characters caught up in quagmire of those turbulent times."


  1. IMDb, Darrell Roodt, 11 August 2019
  2. IMDb, A Place for Weeping (1986), 11 August 2019
  3. Information Cradle, Darrell Roodt Biography, Wife and Awards, 11 August 2019
  4. Rotten Tomatoes, Darrell Roodt, 11 August 2019
  5. Empire Online, Darrell J. Roodt, 11 August 2019
  6. Mail & Guardian, Darrell Roodt: Dodging the bullets, 11 August 2019
  7. Cape Talk, Darrell Roodt's 'full-blooded' Siembamba film opens SA horror fest, 11 August 2019
  8. Metacritic, Darrell Roodt, 11 August 2019

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