The spark that ignites us unites us. Powerfully telling the story of a South African hero’s journey to freedom, Catch a Fire is the new film from director Phillip Noyce (The Quiet American, Rabbit-Proof Fence).
The political thriller takes place during the country’s turbulent and divided times in the early 1980s, and in the new South Africa of today.
In Catch a Fire Derek Luke portrays real-life hero Patrick Chamusso. Patrick is a charming and loving husband to his wife Precious, and a caring father to his two young daughters. He works as a foreman at the centrally located Secunda oil refinery, which is a symbol of South Africa’s self-sufficiency at a time when the world is protesting the country’s oppressive apartheid system.