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Final Solution (2001)

The indoctrination of Gerrit Wolfaardt is complete: his family traditions, history, culture- even his church-have taught him that black South Africans are a cancer in the land. Under the ... See full summary »

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Rev. Peter Lekota
Jan Ellis ...
Gerrit Wolfaardt
Vusi Kunene ...
Edward
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Jan Oosthuizen (as David Lee)
Liezel van der Merwe ...
Celeste Wolfaardt
Mpho Lovinga ...
Moses Moremi
Marcel van Heerden ...
Col. Koornhoff
Regardt van den Bergh ...
Hans Gerber
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Gert Wolfaardt
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Jake
Gino Mingo ...
Gino
Lakita Garth ...
Sheryl Brown
Chris April ...
Uncle Sam
Rob van Vuuren ...
Hennie Terblanche
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Chad Fourie
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The indoctrination of Gerrit Wolfaardt is complete: his family traditions, history, culture- even his church-have taught him that black South Africans are a cancer in the land. Under the eye of prominent members of the government and military, Gerrit develops a diabolical plan to rid South Africa of its "black danger." Before his plans can be carried out, he meets two people who will put him on a collision course with his future: Celeste, an open-minded University student, and Peter Lekota, a pastor who challenges Gerrit's prejudice. His "final solution" meets its greatest obstacle when Gerrit realizes he is wrong. The Persecutor becomes the Peacemaker and begins to seek reconciliation between whites and blacks. However, in the turbulent last days of apartheid, there are those who doubt his transformation. One such person is Moses Moremi, whom Gerrit had once violently attacked. In the end, it is Moses who must choose between peace and bloodshed. Written by Anonymous

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Hate was the problem...Forgiveness was the answer

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Action | Drama

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Rated R for violence and brief language
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18 September 2002 (USA)  »

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Freedom Fighters  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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the film is based on true events
25 October 2005 | by (Monument, Colorado) – See all my reviews

I know Gerrit. He presently lives in the U.S. This film is based on events in the lives of both Gerrit and Celeste Wolfaardt. It's a remarkable story. It inspired me to read "Cry, Beloved Country." The film is well-produced. The music is beautiful.

The story is told in flashbacks. You learn the stories of a white racist South African (Gerrit) and a black South African (Moses). Their lives intersect violently. The ending is not typical Hollywood -- it's unusually realistic and ends on a note that encourages you to think about the characters and the themes.

Be sure to watch through the credits -- you'll get to see footage of Gerrit in real life.


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