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Inside (1996)

A South African political prisoner is tortured to obtain information on apartheid conspirators. Ten years later, the head officer in charge of the questioning is similarly held as prisoner ... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Penn

Writer:

Bima Stagg
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nigel Hawthorne ... Colonel
Eric Stoltz ... Marty
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Questioner
Ian Roberts Ian Roberts ... Guard Moolman
Louis van Niekerk Louis van Niekerk ... P. Martin Strydom Snr.
Janine Eser ... Christie Malcolm
Jerry Mofokeng ... Mzwaki
Patrick Shai Patrick Shai ... Bhambo
Ross Preller Ross Preller ... Guard Potgieter
Joshua Lindberg Joshua Lindberg ... Guard Koos
Desmond Dube Desmond Dube ... Scabenga
Duma Tsepane Duma Tsepane ... 1st Prisoner
Gary Coppin Gary Coppin ... Big Policeman
Themba Ndaba ... Bakwana / Prisoner (voice) (as Temba Ndaba)
Mandy Gulwa Mandy Gulwa ... Mzwaki's Wife
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Storyline

A South African political prisoner is tortured to obtain information on apartheid conspirators. Ten years later, the head officer in charge of the questioning is similarly held as prisoner and questioned about his past offenses. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for political violence and torture, language and a brief sex scene | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Final film of director Arthur Penn. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Kruger: We are phasing out apartheid, but these things take time.
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Connections

Referenced in In the Shadow of Hollywood (2000) See more »

User Reviews

 
One of the most underrated films I've ever seen!
1 January 2000 | by mcgloinkinSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

25 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A vallatás See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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