• Publication date: January 11, 2012

Catch a fire

A drama about terrorism in Apartheid-era South Africa, revolving around a policeman and a young man who carries out solo attacks against the regime.

  • Publication date: January 11, 2012

Catch a fire

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2006

MBC 2:

November 9, 2015 16:00 (KSA) ~ November 9, 2015 15:00 (CLT)

The film revolves around Patrick Chmusso, a young, a politician who is accused of carrying out an attack against the government, and another police officer Nic Vos.

Vos is in charge of locating the perpetrators of a recent bomb attack against a fuel refinery and the largest coal liquefaction plant in the world.

Patrick is unwillingly swept into Vos's investigation due to his inability to provide a satisfactory explanation for his whereabouts at the time of the bombing (he was actually having an affair with a woman not his wife). Eventually Patrick, his wife, Precious, and his family are tortured and savagely abused by Vos and Vos's subordinates. Desperate, Patrick says that he is willing to confess to a crime he did not commit to protect his family from torture. At last, Vos finally concludes that Patrick is innocent, and orders his release.

What would Patrick do out of anger?


  • Derek Luke
  • Tim Robins