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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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Cast

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 ... Forensic Clerk
Shane John Kruger ... DTF Officer
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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Racist. Prisoner. Murderer. Child of God.

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

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Affedilen See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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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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Worth watching. They tell an incredibly important story well.
22 April 2018 | by sutherland-pierreSee all my reviews

The story of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission should be required viewing as far as I'm concerned. The actors and director clearly care about this story and they have told it well. I'm a white South African with family that were in the police and military during this time. I think this movie is incredibly well done. Don't worry about the camera angles and makeup; just watch, enjoy, and maybe even learn something.

My favourite exchange: "Do you know what Paradise Lost is?" "A nightclub?" "No, you clutch plate. It's a poem... about me!"

Cheers, Pierre


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