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The Forgiven (2017)

R | | Thriller | 9 March 2018 (USA)
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After the end of Apartheid, Archbishop Desmond Tutu meets with a brutal murderer seeking redemption.

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Roland Joffé

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Forest Whitaker ... Desmond Tutu
Eric Bana ... Piet Blomfeld
Jeff Gum ... Francois Schmidt
Morné Visser ... Hansi Coetzee
Thandi Makhubele Thandi Makhubele ... Mrs. Morobe
Terry Norton Terry Norton ... Lavinia
Rob Gough ... Howard Varney
Debbie Sherman ... Linda Coetzee
Osbert Solomons Osbert Solomons ... Mogomat
Warrick Grier Warrick Grier ... Kruger
Nandiphile Mbeshu Nandiphile Mbeshu ... Benjamin
David Butler David Butler ... Governor
Dominika Jablonska Dominika Jablonska ... Forensic Clerk
Shane John Kruger Shane John Kruger ... DTF Officer
Michael MacKenzie Michael MacKenzie ... Young Warder
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After the end of Apartheid, Archbishop Desmond Tutu meets with a brutal murderer seeking redemption.

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Taglines:

Racist. Prisoner. Murderer. Child of God.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing/violent content, and language throughout including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Michael Ashton adapted the screenplay from the stage play The Archbishop and The Antichrist, which he also wrote. See more »

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The Forgiven
Written and Performed by Toni Braxton
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Critic scores have always bothered me
23 March 2019 | by paultrengoveSee all my reviews

Sometimes a film does not need to be original or show artistic flair when telling its story. This is particularly the case when portraying momentous and in this case tragic historic events. And critics always searching for "originality" or "flair" when reviewing a film can at times consider no context when truly understanding the intention of a movie such as this one.

A film can certainly do history justice by purely being authentic with strong and brave performances as is the case in The Forgiven.

A movie about the fallout of South Africa's transformation from apartheid to a fragile state of confusion and change, runs the risk of "trying too hard", embellishment or falling victim to basic flaws such as bad acting or poor story telling. However this film is executed perfectly and the performances from Whitaker and Bana were simply outstanding.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Forgiven See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,213
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