The Long Run (South Africa: 2001)


Jean Stewart

Cast list

Armin Mueller-Stahl ...
Nthati Moshesh ...
Paterson Joseph ...
Seputla Sebogodi ...
Desmond Dube ...
Anna-Mart van der Merwe ...
Christopher Kubheka ...
Gift Leotlela ...
Jeremia Ramasita ...
Nakedi Ribane ...



Produced by

Thomas Baer ... executive producer
Lesley Fox ... associate producer
Johan Heyns ... line producer
Gillian Pearson ... line producer
Sudhir Pragjee ... executive producer
Anant Singh ... producer
Sanjeev Singh ... executive producer
Helena Spring ... producer

Music by

Trevor Jones

Cinematography by

Cinders Forshaw

Film Editing by

Avril Beukes

Casting By

Christa Schamberger



German-born Bertold Bohmer was a competitive distance runner in his youth who has always dreamed of winning the Comrades Marathon, a punishing 54-mile race that stretches between two cities through a desert in South Africa. Bohmer never achieved this goal, and is now elderly and living in South Africa working as a trainer to help other athletes achieve their dreams. Bohmer is abruptly fired and replaced by a much younger man, Gasa. Bohmer is despondent until he discovers Christine, a young woman he sees jogging one day. Christine accepts Bohmer's invitation to stay with him and train for the Comrades, but she begins to chafe under his rigorous training program; furthermore, when Gasa hears about the remarkable new runner Bohmer has discovered, he tries to convince her to join his team.

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