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Long Night's Journey Into Day (2000)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 20 December 2001 (Australia)
This documentary tells four stories of Apartheid in South Africa, as seen through the eyes of the Truth and Reconciliation commission. White soldiers who have killed ANC activists, black ... See full summary »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Mary Burton Mary Burton ... Herself
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela ... Herself
Mongezi Manqina Mongezi Manqina ... Herself
Thapelo Mbelo Thapelo Mbelo ... Himself
Robert McBride Robert McBride ... Himself
Helen Mirren ... Narrator
Jann Turner ... Herself
Desmond Tutu ... Himself (as Archbishop Desmond Tutu)
Tony Weaver Tony Weaver ... Himself
Glenda Wildschut Glenda Wildschut ... Herself
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This documentary tells four stories of Apartheid in South Africa, as seen through the eyes of the Truth and Reconciliation commission. White soldiers who have killed ANC activists, black activists who have killed whites in political attacks: can there be forgiveness when the full truth comes out? Written by Martin Lewison <milst1@yahoo.com>

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Looking into a dark past for a bright future.

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Documentary

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

California Newsreel

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Afrikaans

Release Date:

20 December 2001 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

To makry taxidi tis nyhtas mesa sti mera! See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,027, 2 April 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,932, 2 April 2000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Powerful, heartbreaking, frightening and utterly devastating
20 October 2000 | by kchynesSee all my reviews

This is an impressive documentary - there can be no argument about that. The question is whether its because the subject of the documentary (the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission) is enough to make you sit back and rethink every thought you have ever had on pain, suffering and the vengefulness that invariable goes with it. Or perhaps it is the film makers' extraordinary ability to draw from the people involved an honesty and openness which is as impressive as it is devastating to watch.

You can not possibly watch this documentary without being changed by it and hopefully no opportunity will ever arise to make a documentary like this one again, so it is a must see.

This is definitely the best documentary I have ever seen. Enough said.


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