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American journalists in Sudan are confronted with the dilemma of whether to return home to report on the atrocities they have seen, or to stay behind and help some of the victims they have encountered. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Kristanna Loken ... Malin Lausberg

David O'Hara ... Freddie Smith

Noah Danby ... Theo Schwartz

Matt Frewer ... Ted Duncan

Hakeem Kae-Kazim ... Captain Jack Tobamke

Sammy Sheik ... Janjaweed Commander
Maggie Benedict ... Halima

Billy Zane ... Bob Jones

Edward Furlong ... Adrian Archer
Fatima Masapu ... Munira
Tshegofatso Mashao ... Sumah
Thando Sibeko ... Poni
Yolanda Msimanga ... Mende
Tauriq Jenkins ... Musa
Olise Ikechukwu ... Mohammed - Yusuf's Son (as Ikechukwu Olise)

Sarah Muhoho ... Fatima
Az Abrahams ... Sadiq
Maboni Nyakta ... Abok (as Maboni Nyakatya)
Charly Mukwayanzo ... Sudanese Army Officer
Yolani Mashologu ... Halima's Baby
Angel Barnard ... Sittina
Assante Barnard ... Baccry
Lehasa Moloi ... Janjaweed Jeep Driver (as Lahasa Maloi)
Anthony Oseyemi ... AU Soldier
Busisiwe Joyce ... Elham (as Busisiwe Joyce Shandu)
Astara Mwakalumbwa ... Kaltouma
Ntombizine Margaret ... Elderly Woman
Moses Mapukata ... Elderly Man
Harrison Makubalo ... Young Janjaweed Soldier
Anelisa Phewa ... Janjaweed Militia (as Analise Phewa)
Ezra Mabengeza ... Janjaweed Militia
Owen Manamela ... Janjaweed Militia
Kaashief Noroordien ... Janjaweed Militia
Rea Rangkaka ... Janjaweed Militia
Nkosinathi Mgweba ... Janjaweed Militia
Martin Kintu ... Janjaweed Militia (as Marty Kintu)
Denzil Thompson ... Janjaweed Militia

Directed by
Uwe Boll 
Writing credits
Uwe Boll (written by) and
Chris Roland (written by)

Produced by
Uwe Boll .... producer
Dan Clarke .... producer (as Daniel Clarke)
Kristanna Loken .... associate producer
Chris Roland .... producer
Jonathan Shore .... executive producer
Matthias Triebel .... executive producer
Shawn Williamson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jessica de Rooij 
Cinematography by
Mathias Neumann (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Thomas Sabinsky 
Production Design by
Sylvain Gingras 
Art Direction by
Dave Robertson 
Set Decoration by
Axel Hoebel 
Costume Design by
Maria Hofmeyer  (as Maria Hofmeyr)
Makeup Department
Rob Carlisle .... prosthetics: CFX
Pia Cornelius .... key hair stylist
Pia Cornelius .... key makeup artist
Caera O'Shaughnessy .... hair stylist
Caera O'Shaughnessy .... makeup artist
Melissa Slabbert .... hair stylist
Melissa Slabbert .... makeup artist
Clinton Smith .... prosthetics: CFX
Elzanne Swart .... hair trainee
Elzanne Swart .... makeup trainee
Dale Titus .... hair stylist
Dale Titus .... makeup artist
Production Management
Sudoor Conrad .... unit manager
Lee-Ann Cotton .... pre-production supervisor
Koah Kruse .... post-production supervisor
Emile Opperman .... unit manager
Joey Setter .... unit manager: Canada
Wendy Sherrin .... production manager
Jonathan Shore .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jacqueline H. Jojo .... third assistant director (as Jacqueline 'Jo Jo' Khumalo)
Bryan C. Knight .... first assistant director: Canada (as Bryan Knight)
Tanja Knight .... third assistant director (as Tanja Sobieraj)
Shamiel Soni .... second assistant director
Art Department
Vincent 'Bright' Agha .... assistant set dresser (as Bright Aga)
Andiswa Basson .... labourer
Sibusiso Buthelezi .... labourer
Luma Carr .... swing gang
Coral Chase .... construction administrator
Terry Chicken .... greensman
Zolani Frank Daweli .... labourer
Gladys Diamini .... labourer
Palacious Aifranzo Faro .... construction production assistant (as Palacious Faro)
Palacious Aifranzo Faro .... stagehand (as Palacious Faro)
Monique Friedlander .... art department runner
Pleasure Gabe .... labourer
Xolani Galo .... team leader: brick & thatch
Mzwandile Gcwensa .... labourer
Jen Goodwin .... props buyer (as Jeni Goodwin)
Nyansisile Headman Klaas .... labourer
Renee Hendricks .... set dresser
Chad Jonosky .... assistant greens
Themba Steven Khati .... carpenter (as Themba Khati)
Gladman Klaas .... labourer
Nyansisile Klaas .... labor
Khayalethu Kwenye .... carpenter
Tshalvase Lobese .... labourer
Walleed Lombaard .... art department production assistant (as Walleed 'Chicken' Lombaard)
Walleed Lombaard .... stand-by props (as Walleed 'Chicken' Lombaard)
Stephan Madonsela .... scenic foreman (as Velaphie Madonsela)
Richard Maruapula .... labourer
Nqolaba Masibulele .... swing gang
Katlego Mawela .... team leader: brick & thatch
Sibyl Mbuqua .... swing gang
Edmund Mduduzi .... team leader: brick & thatch
Daphney Mhlongo .... labor
Sibongile Mncube .... labourer
Tonic Mnisi .... labourer
Donald Daddy Mnisis .... labourer
Maza Patrick Monkontwana .... labourer
Bernard Mostert .... stand-by greensman
Zukisa Moyake .... labourer
Shadrack Ndhlovu .... stand-by set dresser
Shadrack Ndhlovu .... supervisor: brick & thatch
Siminveni Ndlovu .... labourer
Joseph Nkenganyi .... labourer
Makhi Nonkontwana .... labourer
Johan Oosthuizen .... key stand-by props (as Joe Oosthuiuzen)
Richard J. Pietersen .... draughtsman
Justin Rabie .... assistant carpenter
Damien Rutherford .... construction manager (as Damian Rutherford)
Emmanuel Seleso .... team leader: brick & thatch
Petra Seseli .... art department coordinator
Lungisani Sigoxo .... labourer
Clington Siphoro .... swing gang
Moses Thobedi .... labourer
Mfundo Tom .... labourer
Saziso Tyhali .... labourer
Ewang Valentine .... labor
Kerry van Lillienfeld .... props master (as Kerry Von Lillenveld)
Etienne Janse van Rensburg .... scenic painter (as Etienne Janse Van Rensburg)
David William van Wyk .... construction foreman (as David Van Wyk)
Ewang Velentine .... labourer
Mxolisi Vellem .... labourer
Sound Department
Brendan-John Allen .... assistant sound (as Brendan Allen)
Kevin Belen .... adr recordist
Corey J. Grasso .... adr mixer
Bob Hazell .... boom swinger (as Bob Hazel)
Wolfgang Herold .... sound supervisor
Manuel Karakas .... sound designer
Peter Klinkenberg .... foley artist
Bernhard Leimbrock .... assistant sound editor
Simon Rice .... sound mixer
Matthias Schwab .... sound re-recording mixer
Thabo Singeni .... assistant sound
Saska Stanceska .... sound post coordinator
Max Wanko .... sound designer
Max Wanko .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Ricardo Cupido .... special effects assistant
Anthony Lennox .... special effects technician
Mick 'Stuntie' Milligan .... special effects technician
Antonio Morelli .... special effects technician
Russel Shlummer .... effects trainee
Antony Stone .... special effects: Big Bang Stunts & SFX
Cassandra Van Der Zanden .... special effects trainee
Donavin Waters .... special effects foreman (as Don Waters)
Visual Effects by
Ann-Marie Blommaert .... visual effects project manager: The Moving Picture Company
Christopher Elke .... visual effects producer: The Moving Picture Company
Steve Elliott .... I/O: The Moving Picture Company
John Fukushima .... compositor: The Moving Picture Company
Jay Harada .... opticals: Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver
Erik Nordby .... visual effects supervisor: The Moving Picture Company
Michael Porterfield .... lead compositor: Tinderbox (as Mike Porterfield)
Jeremy Price .... compositor: The Moving Picture Company
Michael Shapcotte .... systems administrator: The Moving Picture Company
Andre Van Der Merwe .... visual effects supervisor: South Africa
Greg Vernon .... executive producer: Tinderbox
Elvis Alem .... stunts
Divine Ambe .... stunts
Fru Joy Chi .... stunts
Ataewung Chrisantus .... stunts
Philip Dixon .... stunts
Taiuthu Emillia .... stunts
Smith Fokum .... stunts
Mzukisi Knight .... stunts
Thomas Mbalula .... utility stunts (as Thomas Mbabula)
Mick 'Stuntie' Milligan .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Mick Milligan)
Mick 'Stuntie' Milligan .... stunt double: David O'Hara
Mick 'Stuntie' Milligan .... stunts (as Mick Milligan)
Tony Morelli .... stunts (as Antonio Morelli)
Edward Njob .... utility stunts
Raphael Nue .... stunts
Ade Nwafor .... stunts
Caroline Hakouoh Pounguey .... stunts (as Hakouoh Pounguey Caroline)
Rumus Rigome .... stunts
Christopher September .... stunts (as Chrisopher September)
Antony Stone .... stunt coordinator: Big Bang Stunts & SFX
Tiku Takem .... stunts
Daniel Tsapi .... stunts
Cassandra Van Der Zanden .... stunt trainee
Duncan Wheatley .... utility stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Graham Abbott .... stills photographer
Shane Abrahams .... spark
Chauncey Baptista .... assistant grip
Telfer Barnes .... focus puller: "c" camera
Rhodi-Anne Buys .... focus puller: "c" camera
Daniel Du Toit .... focus puller: "c" camera (as Danie Du Toit)
Andrew Elliott .... camera operator: "c" camera
Paul Gibbons .... gaffer
Chris Gunter .... camera loader: "b" camera
Bernin Isaac .... focus puller: "b" camera
Warren Isaacs .... generator operator
Bonny Mbuyama .... vto operator
Anwar Misbach .... best boy
Mathias Neumann .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jean Paul Okendja .... vto operator
Garth Scholtz .... focus puller: "a" camera
Caxton Sharu .... assistant grip (as Caxon Sharu)
Daniel Smith .... remote head technician
Bernard Sterk .... darkroom loader
Ari Stravinos .... key grip (as Ari Stavrinos)
Marius Swart .... best boy grip
Akihiro Tanaka .... camera loader: "a" camera
Adi Visser .... Steadicam operator
Adi Visser .... camera operator: "a" camera
Casting Department
Bonnie Lee Bouman .... casting: South Africa
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Astrid Blumer .... manufacturer
Astrid Blumer .... pattern maker
Gillian Florence .... assistant costume designer
Donna Foster .... assistant wardrobe stand-by
Maria Hofmeyer .... wardrobe supervisor (as Maria Hofmeyr)
Athena Lamberis .... costume assistant
Georgina Rawden .... second assistant wardrobe stand-by
Oona Van Jaarsveld .... wardrobe buyer
Oona Van Jaarsveld .... wardrobe key stand-by
Daphne Van Loodwyk .... manufacturer
Daphne Van Loodwyk .... pattern maker
Editorial Department
David Armstrong .... lab timer: Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver
James Cowan .... digital intermediate manager: Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver
Michelle Grady .... account executive: Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver
Jay Harada .... digital conform: Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver
Ken MacKenzie .... imaging technician: Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver (as Ken Mackenzie)
Warren Mazutinec .... first assistant editor
Adam Rogers .... digital intermediate producer: Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver
Thor Roos .... digital film colorist: Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver
Michael Shapcotte .... digital intermediate systems administrator: Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver
Barry Strick .... supervisor: Waterfront Studios
Music Department
Vidjay Beerepoot .... music assistant
Maarten Buning .... assistant engineer
Maarten Buning .... musician: guitar
Adriana de Rooij .... music preparation
Jeanne de Rooij .... vocals
Jessica de Rooij .... orchestration
Steven R. Galloway .... music editor
Joey Heredia .... musician: percussion
Ashburn Miller .... score recordist
Nizar Rohana .... musician: oud
Yossi Shakked .... score mixer
Arto Tunçboyaciyan .... musician: bular/percussion (Arto Tunçboyaciyan) (as Mr. Avant Garde Folk)
Arto Tunçboyaciyan .... vocals (Arto Tunçboyaciyan) (as Mr. Avant Garde Folk)
Gijs Anders van Straaten .... musician: additional percussion
Transportation Department
Tutu Dakuse .... driver: mobile kitchen
Nick Dunn .... transport manager
Toskany Ekanewenw .... driver: catering
Paddy Ellis .... action vehicle coordinator
Denzel Grahn .... action vehicle coordinator
Andre Muller .... chaperone
Anthony Muringani .... driver: craft
Marisa Naidoo .... driver: Dr. Boll
Montassir Samuel .... driver: Mr. Clarke
Christo Van Der Mescht .... driver: action vehicle
Arthur Zondi .... transport captain
Other crew
Salim Abdulazaki .... trainee: MyLife
Martin Africa .... trainee: MyLife
Marshall Axani .... office assistant: Pitchblack Pictures
Denise Bonney .... legal assistant
Nondumiso Booi .... child minder
Joel Bradley .... production coordinator: Canada
Etian Branders .... trainee: My Life
Shawn Campbell .... armorer
Ephrahim Chaparadza .... trainee: MyLife
Peter Clark .... post production accountant
Kerry Commins .... location scout
Lee-Ann Cotton .... product placement
Lionel Crawford .... trainee: My Life
Sarah Crawford .... post-production accounting: Pitchblack Pictures
Tarek Davids .... caterer
Cyril Dekeni .... extras assistant
Samantha Diep .... corporate accountant: Pitchblack Pictures
Martin Dumpies .... unit assistant
Shayne Dumsday .... fire safety
Portia Dwenga .... office attendant: location
Zelda Dwenga .... child minder
Karyn Edwards .... production attorney (as Karyn Edwards LL.B.)
Terry Fletcher .... continuity supervisor (as Terri Fletcher)
Claude Forest .... insurance provider: Canada, Multimedia Risk
Marc Fredette .... office assistant: Pitchblack Pictures
Denette Gerber .... medic
Jay Harada .... titles: Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver
Lize Hunt .... payroll services: extras
Jacqueline H. Jojo .... cast coordinator (as Jacqueline 'Jo Jo' Khumalo)
Garielle Kumwese .... mobile kitchen
Ted Liebenberg .... armorer
Marilyn Liu .... vice president of finance: Pitchblack Pictures
Sindiswa Ludaka .... mobile kitchen
Margo MacPherson .... assistant: Mr. Williamson
Dumisani Mali .... unit assistant
Melissa Malone .... legal assistant
Khanyise Mangweni .... catering team leader
Adam Mansoor .... trainee: My Life
Danwill Manuel .... trainee: MyLife (as Danwill)
Hayley Marnoch .... clearances: Marshall Plumb
Tatenda Matenga .... team leader: craft
Patricia Matiwane .... child minder
Jackie Mayou .... production coordinator: South Africa
Michelle Mazurkiewicz .... wrangler: horse & donkey
Jessie McAllan .... director of operations: Pitchblack Pictures
Gavin Mey .... wrangler: horse & donkey
Emmanuel Millinga .... trainee: My Life
Kessy Mkali .... trainee: MyLife
Lungiswa Mtukuntuku .... child minder
Terence Mulder .... armorer
Andre Muller .... chaperone: international cast/crew
Spud Murray .... wrangler: camel & goat
Michael Nachoff .... material servicing
Thulani Ngcwade .... second assistant accountant (as Thulani Ngcwabe)
Divine Ndango Ngu .... office set production assistant (as Divine Ngu)
Divine Ndango Ngu .... production assistant
Petros Nkomo .... trainee: MyLife
Stalin Nndlovu .... assistant team leader: craft
Shireen Nortjie .... chaperone: international cast
Jade Otten .... assistant: Mr. Roland (as Jade 'Bully Beef' Otten)
Gavin Pearson .... fire safety
Lance Peters .... key armorer
Sheena Peters .... armorer
Ntombenqaba Precious Petros .... assistant production coordinator: South Africa (as Precious Petros)
Xolile Qaji .... assistant team leader: catering
Ikram Rahman .... chaperone: South African cast
Lorraine Ralston .... production accountant
William Rehor .... story consultant
Amelia Saaiman .... office attendant
Amelia Saaiman .... office attendant: location
Sean Seguin .... production accountant: Canada
Veronica Snyders .... chaperone: international cast
Jacques Spann .... base camp assistant
Jacques Spann .... unit assistant
Danie Stoffberg .... location assistant
Francois Tchawou .... chaperone: South African cast
Theresa Titus .... office attendant: Hout Bay
Gail Van Niekerk .... first assistant accountant
Mathew Van Niekerk .... second assistant accountant
Nohan Van Tonder .... onset production assistant
Raymond Vokes .... fire safety
Ryan von Stein .... trainee: My Life
Ilse Welleman .... production assistant
Ilse Weßeman .... office production assistant
Riaan Williams .... trainee: My Life
Adam Mansoor .... trainee (uncredited)
Emmanuel Millinga .... trainee (uncredited)
Ryan von Stein .... trainee (uncredited)
Riaan Williams .... trainee (uncredited)
The Stoffberg Family .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Darfur" - Canada (original title)
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Rated R for strong disturbing depiction of atrocities including rape and infanticide, and language
98 min
Aspect Ratio:
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In an interview at the Cannes Film Festival, Uwe Boll spoke of how several people playing Darfur victims were indeed from Darfur, and it was hard for them to re-enact scenes of terror in the film.See more »
Freddie Smith:[From Trailer] Stop the car.See more »
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References Forrest Gump (1994)See more »
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57 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
Disturbing Realism; A Movie about Genocide, 4 February 2010
Author: BobStage from Ontario, Canada

This is my first Uwe Boll film. I have only ever heard of his movies, which mostly flop and are derided by critics and audiences. Recently, I heard about this movie, and I saw familiar faces in the cast. I wondered if this might be the film that convinces audiences that Boll has ability to make a good movie. I watched the trailer and researched production information behind the project, and all of it seemed to point towards a great film in the making. Boll appeared a calm, reflecting instructor in front of the camera. He spoke about the issues of Darfur and expressed hope that the UN and NATO would finally get involved somehow. All this added to my eagerness to see the movie for myself.

I finally got the chance today. One night in my city, special screening in the cinema, with the assistance of STAND Canada. All the profits this movie makes on this tour will help fund STAND Canada and its attempts to raise awareness of Darfur's genocide.

Let me just say, the film is shocking. The film is ghastly in its realism, and many a time came where my hand flew up in horror and I struggled to continue watching the film. Boll does not tone down anything for the audiences, and gives us a vicious film that is simple in showing us what happens in Sudan.

In the midst of this are six Western journalists, being led by a small group of military units from UA. They take the journalists to a small village where they see for themselves what is happening here in this region of the world. Darfuri speak to them in hushed voices, restraining tears or speaking with quiet resentment towards these people who promise to show the world what is happening.

Much of the dialogue was improvised, and most of the people playing the villagers are themselves survivors of Darfur. The knowledge of this lends an eerie sense of realism to the film, and it is fascinating to see how the American and British actors prepared and developed their characters in the film.

Most prominent are Malin (Kristanna Loken) and Freddie (David O'Hara). Malin is moved by the plight of the people as she asks them questions with terrible answers. Freddie observes the village and the attitude with some hint of disgust at this endless cycle of violence, where both blacks and Arabs are guilty of killing each other. As a journalist, he is relentless, bombarding the captain who is supervising them with questions on why nothing is being done, though he is himself reluctant to put himself on the line for the people. This leads to a revelation in his character that leads to perhaps the strongest performance of the journalists. O'Hara's gravelly voice and his grim face dominate the scene where he is present, and his character develops well as he is exposed to this world.

Also present are Billy Zane, Matt Frewer, Edward Furlong, and Noah Danby. They all give their characters specific quirks and opinions on the topic of Darfur. Zane is emotionally moved by the answers he gets from the villagers. Furlong's character remains aloof and tries to escape the horror of it all emotionally. Danby stares at all around him with a determination to tell this story to the world, while Frewer's character is most concerned with the safety of his camera and taking pictures for his daughter.

What happens next is evident in the synopsis; a group of Janjaweed arrive with an intent to massacre the village. The journalists must decide whether they stay and attempt to protect the villagers with their status as foreigners, or flee to tell the world of what is going on. In two of the strongest performances in the movie, we are given the Captain (Hakeem Kae-Kazim) who is ultimately responsible for the safety of the journalists, and the leader of the Janjaweed band (Sammy Sheik) who has no need for subtlety when dealing with those who oppose him.

The film is brutal, violent, and graphic. The issues it tries to show are real and the film is very effective in giving us this scene of terror and carnage. It is certainly not for all to see; do not come in expecting to feel fine walking out.

Uwe Boll gives us a mighty film about the issue of Darfur, and relating to his previous filmography, I don't care if he made ten times as many flops as he has. All that is forgotten while watching this film, at least for me.

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