HOLLYWOOD — “Catch a Fire” could be seen as the story of a South African freedom fighter; a bomb planting terrorist; or the”triumphant” human spirit. At the Oct. 25 ArcLight preem, the filmmakers preferred to see the film as the latter.
“The miracle of South Africa is it resolved conflicts better than any country in history,” said director Philip Noyce. “It’s a country that gave up grudges.”
The film was based on Patrick Chamusso‘s life. At the Havana Club after-party he said the film is ultimately about “how if you stay with the grudge, it will kill you before your time.”