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Actors: William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller, Mark Strong
Director: Peter Travis
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
Set in South Africa, 1985, this is a gripping and sophisticated political thriller full of intriguing and unexpected heroes. While the country is under siege, sanctions are — biting, Mandela's imprisonment is an internation... more »
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End of Aparthide in South Africa..!!
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a PBS/BBC type (101 minutes..shown on TV in 2 parts) miniseries about the behind the scenes negotiations and political struggle by both Whites and Blacks opposed to the Aparthide Policy of the South African Government. Stars William Hurt as a college professor and Oiwetel Ejiofor as Nelson Mandela. Sometimes the plot seems like a spy novel with secret meetings, political assassinations, bombings, eavesdropping by security forces, and coded messages. Based on fact and realistically presented, this is a very good movie and well worth seeing. Get your popcorn BEFORE the start of the movie and don't miss a single second..!"
Fascinating and little-known story about the end of Aparthei
Y. Payne | Spokane, WA | 03/02/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the most interesting movies I've seen in a long time. It is highly suspenseful
and tells the story of the secret meetings that eventually led to the end of Apartheid.
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ENDGAME: 'the final stages of an extended process of negotia
Grady Harp | Los Angeles, CA United States | 06/15/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"ENDGAME, as written by Paula Milne and directed by Pete Travis, is a thinking person's film. The subject is the ongoing crises of the Apartheid in South Africa (here during the years 1985 - 1990, with after film commentary to 1999) and the extended secret meetings between the Apartheid regime as controlled by President Botha (Timothy West), those meetings held between the African National Congress represented by Thabo Mbeki (Chiwetel Ejiofor) with prisoner Nelson Mandela (Clarke Peters) as the heart of the blacks and the increasingly disillusioned Afrikaner Apartheidists lead by Professor Will Esterhuyse (William Hurt) convened by a British representative Michael Young (Jonny Lee Miller) acting as spokesman for his entrepreneurial boss Rudolf Agnew (Derek Jacobi) of a major British industry vested in South Africa. The talks are wired by Botha's intelligence officer Dr. Niel Barnard (Mark Strong) and level of intrigue is high. The message of the film is the struggle and final victory of democracy and the end of Apartheid in South Africa, and while the cerebral discussions by this fine group of actors is illuminating, the film gains its power from fast shots of the conditions in South Africa at the time, including rioting, terrorist acts, loss of families, and the ever present intrigue and danger surrounding those men attending the secret meetings.
The supporting cast (especially John Kani as Oliver Tambo, the venerated life long friend of Mandela) is exceptionally strong, but in the end it is the unexpected fine acting of William Hurt and the always excellent Chiwetel Ejifor who remind us how small scaled dramas can have far more impact than the big epics we are used to enduring. This film is especially excellent for informing the public about the ins and outs and meanings of the South African Apartheid and why the ending of that evil regime lighted the fuse for so many other important sociologic changes. Grady Harp, June 10"