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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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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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Truth and Reconciliation at the individual's level
9 June 2013 | by papukamakshiSee all my reviews

Marvellous story built around the hugely relevant subject of state violence against an individual, and the human need to seek and give forgiveness through learning the truth about a tragedy. Starkly made with impressive locales that create the right atmosphere for a story about grief, guilt, revenge, and forgiveness, this movie touches anyone who has ever wanted to have an explanation for the disappearance of a loved one through state violence. The characters are played with understanding and sympathy, with hardly a false note. Great uplifting moments of how things can and do turn around. I would put it on the must watch list, and if you are a high-school teacher, show it to your class.


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