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Forgiveness (2004)

A disgraced ex-cops arrival in a small town triggers a cathartic journey of Forgiveness and revenge for himself and the family of the activist he killed.

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Ian Gabriel

Writer:

Greg Latter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Vosloo ... Tertius Coetzee
Zane Meas Zane Meas ... Hendrik Grootboom
Denise Newman ... Magda Grootboom
Quanita Adams Quanita Adams ... Sannie Grootboom
Christo Davids Christo Davids ... Ernest Grootboom
Elton Landrew Elton Landrew ... Llewellyn
Lionel Newton Lionel Newton ... Luke
Hugh Masebenza Hugh Masebenza ... Zuko
Jeremy Crutchley ... Father Dalton
Nan Hamilton Nan Hamilton ... Eva le Grange
Sylvia Esau Sylvia Esau ... 'Go back' woman (as Sylvia Essau)
Celeste Matthews Celeste Matthews ... Petra
Nina Shepherd Nina Shepherd ... Nurse
Natalie Yon Natalie Yon ... Llrwellyn's wife
Tshamano Sebe Tshamano Sebe ... Zuko's brother
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A disgraced ex-cops arrival in a small town triggers a cathartic journey of Forgiveness and revenge for himself and the family of the activist he killed.

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Genres:

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English | Afrikaans

Release Date:

25 June 2004 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Il perdono - Forgiveness See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Giant Films, Dv8 See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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One of the best South African movies ever
16 July 2004 | by tatelovesmoviesSee all my reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing Forgiveness last night. Everyone involved in this production, should be very proud of their achievements. The writing is solid and clever, it's beautifully filmed and for once the South African locations are captured and used to enhance the story. I loved the shots of the sea. The strong cast handles the challenging subject matter very well. Arnold Vosloo's and the rest of cast deserves a special mention. I suppose South Africa still has a lot of political/apartheid stories to tell and these stories should be told, but I can't wait for us to move on and start telling stories and making movies about the many other facets of this beautiful country!

Hopefully this is the start of many more to come.


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