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Windprints (1989)

 -  Action | Drama | Thriller  -  29 June 1990 (UK)
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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 ... 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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an excellent "picture" window on apartheid
27 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

This moody, mystery (of a sort) is a real gem. I enjoyed it from beginning to end and my only complaint is that it ended too quickly! Sean Bean has an amazing facility with accents and demonstrates his wonderful acting ability in the von heerdon character - showing the embarrasment,anger and angst that an elightened afrikaaner feels about the apartheid-bound stupidities in his world. John Hurt also does a good job with the older journalist who condemns but in effect condones because he wont question the system. All this is wrapped up in the search for a killer

  • a killer that becomes more to von heerden than a story. Without giving


anything away, the end of the movie, while totally predictable, is so angst-filled that i ended up crying for von heerden. Oh, and catch the music at the end of the film - great stuff!


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