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Red Dust

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Synopsis

South Africa, 2000. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has arrived in Smitsrivier, opening a window onto a bloody past, and dragging three people in its wake.

Sarah Barcant, hotshot New York lawyer, has returned to her old hometown to help a torture victim confront his tormentor. Alex Mpondo, now a celebrated politician, has found himself back where he was 18 years ago - reliving his ordeal and hoping to expose the truth.  And Dirk Hendricks, ex-police officer and torturer, has been brought out of jail to confess his crimes before the Commission.

A compelling drama about the secrets of the past and the healing of a wounded country.

Details

Year
2005
Type of film
Features
Running Time
110 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Tom Hooper
Producer
Ruth Caleb, David M Thompson, Anant Singh, Helena Spring
Screenwriter
Troy Kennedy Martin, based on the novel by Gillian Slovo
Director of Photography
Larry Smith
Principal Cast
Hilary Swank, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jamie Bartlett, Marius Weyers, Dominic Mawaonga Tyawa, Ian Roberts

Genre

Production Company

Golden Square Films Pty Ltd.
134 Essenwood Road
Berea, Durban 4001
South Africa

T/F +27 31 204 6000

http://www.videovision.co.za

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Company

Videovision
134 Essenwood Road
Berea, Durban 4001
South Africa

T/F+27 31 204 6000

http://www.videovision.co.za