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Endgame

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Giles Keyte

Synopsis

In 1985 South Africa burns as the vile Apartheid regime crumbles. In the months leading up to this historic moment, a group of men hold secret talks to bring about peace and democracy to the nation. Under constant threat and fearful for their lives, a gathering of ANC ‘terrorists’ led by the now president of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki and key Afrikaner representatives meet in a manor house in South East England.

Against all the odds, through volatile discussions, set backs and breakthroughs, the secret talks in Britain achieve a precious arena of frail trust between the two archenemies. While Mandela’s tense negotiations at Pollsmoor Prison and later in the heavily bugged warden’s villa at Victor Verster Prison prove fruitful, the courage of the unsung heroes at the crucial British talks begin to show results.

But will they live to see the peace they are striving so hard for? In the climate of the ‘war on terror’ we all now live in, this inspiring film based on Robert Harvey’s acclaimed book ‘The Fall of Apartheid’ has never had more relevance.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
101 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Pete Travis
Producer
Liza Marshall, Arwell Rees, Ian Jones, Alison Rayson, Rebecca Eaton
Co-Producer
Liza Marshall, Arwell Rees, Ian Jones, Alison Rayson, Rebecca Eaton
Editor
Clive Barrett
Screenwriter
Paula Milne
Director of Photography
David Odd
Production Designer
Chris Roope
Music
Martin Phipps
Principal Cast
William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller, Mark Strong

Production Company

Daybreak Pictures
Elsinore House
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London W6 8JA
UK

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Sales
Company

Target Entertainment Group
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86-88 Edgware Road
London W2 2EA
UK

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