In My Country

"A beautiful and important film. It will engage and influence not only South Africans,but people all over the world concerned with the great questions of human reconciliation. Forgiveness, and tolerance."
- Nelson Mandela
"Stirring, large-souled movie about an event that was both an exposure of horror and a celebration of forgiveness."
- Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Need[s] to be seen, as essential history and as demonstration of a form of social reckoning where compassion triumphs over passion, and the olive branch over the gun."
- Peter Howell, Toronto Star

Synopsis

A Washington Post journalist (Jackson) is sent to South Africa to cover the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, in which the perpetrators of murder and torture on both sides during Apartheid are invited to come forward and confront their victims and are thus granted amnesty. He meets an Afrikaans poet (Binoche) who is covering the hearings for radio and is shattered by the accounts of the cruelty and depravity committed by her fellow countrymen. They both must question their sense of identity as their story unfolds.
Original Languages: English, Afrikaans
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 103 min.
Year: 2005

CREDITS

CAST
Juliette Binoche (Anna Malan)
Samuel L. Jackson (Langston Whitfield)
DIRECTED BY
John Boorman

TRAILER

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