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Windprints (1989)

TV-14 | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 29 June 1990 (UK)
A South African video journalist is sent to neighboring Namibia to do a story on a man who has been going around and killing black laborers. The killer, Nhadiep, has an almost mythical ... See full summary »

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Charles Rutherford
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Anton van Heerden
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Henning
Eric Nobbs ...
'Platvoet' du Plessis
Lesley Fong ...
Nhadiep
Kurt Egelhof ...
Pieterse
Dana Niehaus ...
Helmut
Trudie Taljaard ...
Marie
Goliath Davids ...
Wilsnath
Johan Kreuger ...
Rootman (as Johan Kruger)
Sarel Bocks ...
Joey
Freda Kaptein ...
Marta
Jonathan Goliath ...
Gerrit
Lida Botha ...
Karen
Julia Burazin ...
Joanna
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A South African video journalist is sent to neighboring Namibia to do a story on a man who has been going around and killing black laborers. The killer, Nhadiep, has an almost mythical status to both the white farmers and the black laborers with his ability to evade capture in the racially segregated country. Written by kamas716

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Great underrated film.
27 December 2010 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

Superbly acted drama that captures the racial tensions of South Africa. Bean, aside from his dodgy blonde mullet, is brilliant as the supremely talented John Hurt. It also works as a travelogue and some of the camera work is spellbinding. The supporting cast is also very strong and the script strikes a nice balance between showing sympathy and the reality of situation of both parties. Bean handles the South African accent superbly and shows great sensitivity. I won't spoil the ending for those who haven't watched it yet but it is worth the wait.One of those movies that slipped under the radar. Like a fine wine it looks even better with 20 years of maturing under it's belt.


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