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Endgame (2009)

PG-13 | | Drama, History | 18 January 2009 (USA)
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A story based on the covert discussions that brought down the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

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A story based on the covert discussions that brought down the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

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Patriot. Terrorist. Negotiator. Peacemaker. See more »

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Drama | History

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Rated PG-13 for violence/disturbing images and some strong language | See all certifications »

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$1,608 (USA) (6 November 2009)

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$9,645 (USA) (15 January 2010)
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At the beginning of the movie it clearly shows that the speedometer is at 0 while driving down the road. See more »

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Epilogue: When the IRA decided to negotiate a peaceful solution to the Irish conflict, they secretly turned to the ANC
[African National Congress]
Epilogue: for advise on how to do it. They are now advising Hamas on the same strategy.
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compelling first half hour
14 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

It's 1985 South Africa. Public affairs director of Consolidated Goldfields Michael Young (Jonny Lee Miller) sneaks into a township looking for people to secretly negotiate with. Eighteen months later in London, he makes contact with ANC Head of Information Thabo Mbeki (Chiwetel Ejiofor). He is stalked by government agents as he tries to convince Professor Willie Esterhuyse (William Hurt) to join in the effort. Head of intelligence Dr. Neil Barnard (Mark Strong) meets Nelson Mandela (Clarke Peters) in prison. Company head Rudolph Agnew (Derek Jacobi) finances the secret meetings but will deny any knowledge of Michael's plans if discovered. In 1988 Somerset, England, the group gathers to negotiate in a palatial estate.

This is a drama of an important moment in history. The first half hour has great tension as Michael scrambles to organize this negotiation. The suspense is mostly lost once the group gathers at that mansion. The outcome is never in doubt. The actors are strong and they keep it watchable.


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