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Writer (WGA):
Bima Stagg (written by)
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Release Date:
25 August 1996 (USA) See more »
A South Afrikaan political prisoner is tortured to obtain information on apartheid conspirators. Ten years later... See more » | Add synopsis »
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the most underrated films I've ever seen! See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)

Nigel Hawthorne ... Colonel

Eric Stoltz ... Marty

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Questioner
Ian Roberts ... Guard Moolman
Louis van Niekerk ... P. Martin Strydom Snr.

Janine Eser ... Christie Malcolm
Jerry Mofokeng ... Mzwaki
Patrick Shai ... Bhambo
Ross Preller ... Guard Potgieter
Joshua Lindberg ... Guard Koos
Desmond Dube ... Scabenga
Duma Tsepane ... 1st Prisoner
Gary Coppin ... Big Policeman
Themba Ndaba ... Bakwana / Prisoner (voice) (as Temba Ndaba)
Mandy Gulwa ... Mzwaki's Wife
Seldom Ngwenia ... Guard 1996 (as Seldom Ngwenya)
Sizwe Nyembe ... 12 Year Old Prisoner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moscow Luka ... Prisoner (voice)
Sipho Mabaso ... Sax Player
Mzwakhe Mathenjwa ... Prisoner (voice)
Nelson Mathipa ... Jemba Marimba Band
Mandla Mdletshe ... Prisoner (voice)
Maxwell Mililo ... Prisoner (voice)
Ntokozo Mkhalpeh ... Jemba Marimba Band
Hezekiel Mngomezyly ... Prisoner (voice)
Carlson Mokoena ... Prisoner (voice)

Fana Mokoena ... Prisoner (voice)
Mpho Moponya ... Jemba Marimba Band
Ben Mpofu ... Jemba Marimba Band
Tshepo L. Nake ... Prisoner (voice)
Nandi Nyembe ... Prisoner (voice)
Dimpie Tshabalala ... Keyboard Player
Toto Tshimankinda ... Big Guard

Directed by
Arthur Penn 
Writing credits
Bima Stagg (written by)

Produced by
Hillard Elkins .... producer
Michael L. Games .... line producer
Louis Gossett Jr. .... executive producer
Dan Paulson .... executive producer
David Wicht .... producer
Original Music by
Robert Levin 
Cinematography by
Jan Weincke 
Film Editing by
Suzanne Pillsbury 
Casting by
Moonyeenn Lee 
Production Design by
David Barkham 
Art Direction by
Emilia Roux 
Set Decoration by
Emilia Roux 
Costume Design by
Leigh Bishop 
Production Management
Diana Keam .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Willie Naude .... first assistant director
Nicci Perrow .... second assistant director
Art Department
Roland Hunter .... scenic artist
Sound Department
John Bowen .... sound effects editor
Alan Gerhardt .... sound
Regina Mullen .... dialogue editor
Tony Pipitone .... sound effects editor
Tony Slocum .... dialogue editor
Mel Zelniker .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Roly Jansen .... stunt coordinator
Darryl Werner .... assistant stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Foreman Jr. .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Gregg Apirian .... assistant editor
Molly Bernstein .... assistant editor
Roger La Prairie .... colorist
Leon Retief .... assistant editor
Other crew
Terry Edinger .... production accountant
Alex Panagakis .... publicist
Dezi Rorich .... unit publicist
Roger Young .... assistant to producer
Steve A. Kennedy .... assistant: Mr. Paulson (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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Rated R for political violence and torture, language and a brief sex scene
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Norway:18 | South Korea:15 | UK:18 (video premiere) | USA:R
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Colonel Kruger:Apartheid was not about race. It was about culture. The Stone Age can't coexist with the Twentieth Century.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in In the Shadow of Hollywood (2000)See more »


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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
One of the most underrated films I've ever seen!, 1 January 2000
Author: mcgloinkin from Connecticut

This movie is nothing short of a dark, gritty masterpiece. I may be bias, as the Apartheid era is an area I've always felt for. But I'd say it ranks right up with Cry Freedom and Cry the Beloved Country. Sadly up until a few days ago I'd never even heard of this movie. Inside is one of the most underrated films of all time, probably because it was a small film company, I'd never even heard of it before. Eric Stoltz, one of my favorite actors anyway, is believable and dramatic, Nigel Hawthorne plays his dastardly role well. Do not look for humor in this film, there is none. It is real, savage and gritty to the last, and to the sensitive I'd say bring a box of tissues. But movies as great as this make you wonder, why is it that the greatest films are often never heard of?

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