The movie, set in South Africa, was shot in South Australia. Previously, the classic Australian film Breaker Morant (1980), also set in South Africa, had also been shot in South Australia. The prison escape plan and jail break out by the political prisoners seen in 'Escape from Pretoria' (2020) occured in 1979 in both the film and real life. This was the same year as when Breaker Morant (1980) shot in South Australia. See more »
When Tim and Leonard exit from hiding in the storage closet, the closet door is left ajar. A few minutes later when Leonard is checking for the guard, a shot of the staircase shows the closet door closed. When Tim and Leonard return to hide, the closet door is ajar again. See more »
Basically, some of these critics haven't a clue. This movie is a must-see; it dramatically illustrates the physical and psychological cruelty orchestrated by the Apartheid regime. Some aspects are subtle and horrifying. My only complaint is we didn't get the backgrounds of several fascinating characters. Of course, in many movies there's simply not enough time. And finally, Daniel Radcliffe and Mark Leonard Winter were mesmerizing expressing the horror of being incarcerated. Go see the film.
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