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Colonel
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Marty
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Questioner
Ian Roberts ...
Guard Moolman
Louis van Niekerk ...
P. Martin Strydom Snr.
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Christie Malcolm
Jerry Mofokeng ...
Mzwaki
Patrick Shai ...
Bhambo
Ross Preller ...
Guard Potgieter
Joshua Lindberg ...
Guard Koos
Desmond Dube ...
Scabenga
Duma Tsepane ...
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Gary Coppin ...
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Themba Ndaba ...
Bakwana / Prisoner (voice) (as Temba Ndaba)
Mandy Gulwa ...
Mzwaki's Wife
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A South Afrikaan political prisoner is tortured to obtain information on apartheid conspirators. Ten years later, the head officer in charge of the questioning is similarly held as prisoner and questioned about his past offenses. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for political violence and torture, language and a brief sex scene | See all certifications »
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Colonel Kruger: Apartheid was not about race. It was about culture. The Stone Age can't coexist with the Twentieth Century.
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Weak "Apartheid" film
24 December 2000 | by (Bruges, Belgium) – See all my reviews

I saw this film the other night, together with another film about the Apartheid in South Africa, A DRY WHITE SEASON, and this was by far the weakest of the two. The other one is not a masterpiece either, but at least you get to know more about the issue than in this film.

Here, we have 90 minutes of people being tortured by a sadistic colonel(Nigel Hawthorne), with no real depth to it. It's all presented in a rather cold fashion too. The actors are good however and this is not a really bad film, it's just that if you want to see a film about this subject, you better watch A DRY WHITE SEASON. 5/10


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