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Red Dust (2004)

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Police officer Dirk Hendricks (Bartlett) files an amnesty application for Alex Mpondo (Ejiofor), a member of the South African Parliament who can't remember the torture he once endured as a captive political activist. South African-born attorney Sarah Barcant (Swank), meanwhile, returns to her homeland to represent Mpondo, as well as Steve Sizela, Mpondo's friend who arrested along with him and ... See full summary »

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Jamie Bartlett ...
Dirk Hendricks
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Ian Roberts ...
Piet Müller
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Hlomla Dandala ...
Oscar Dumasi
James Ngcobo ...
Ezekiel
Glen Gabela ...
Themba
Connie Mfuku ...
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Sylvaine Strike ...
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Mannie Bester
Zaa Nkweta ...
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Ben Hoffman
Sam Phillips ...
Elder (as Sam Philllips)
Elize Cawood ...
Anna Hoffman
Nomhlé Nkyonyeni ...
Mrs. Sizela (as Nomhle Nkyonyeni)
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The South African lawyer Sarah Barcant travels from New York back to her hometown to represent the member of the Parliament Alex Mpondo in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission since torturer police officer Dirk Hendricks has made an application for amnesty. The parents of Steve Sizela request Sarah to represent them also since their son that was arrested with Mpondo but has gone missing. Hendricks uses one break in the trial to threaten Mpondo, promising to destroy his political career telling that he was a traitor. But Mpondo, who is a man traumatized with the torture, anticipates and tells what has happened to Steve Sizela and him in the hands of Hendricks and his superior Piet Müller. Will the remains of Steve be found and the truth disclosed? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Alex Mpondo: We have the right to say that it hurt.
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Red dust is both well acted and well made but what the movie is about i think will bore many viewers as it did to me. There was a film that was out earlier called "in my Country" with Sam Jackson and it was not that well received and both films were about nearly the same exact thing, I do think Red dust was better because of the more interesting performances especially by future Oscar winner Chiwton Ejofor but the plot is just to lacking, it starts off pretty strong but then the film hits the viewers with countless un-interesting court room sessions, this could have been a great film if the writing was not so lacking. But see if for the performances.


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