In My Country Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for In My Country the Movie

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High-minded, well-intentioned, and oh-so-serious neocolonial drama. Based on the memoir "Country of My Skull" by Afrikaans poet Antjie Krog, a personal account of the 1996 Truth and Reconciliation Commission, investigating human rights abuses under apartheid. Washington Post reporter Langston Whitfield (Jackson) covers the hearings and meets poet/journalist Anna Malan (Binoche), who's doing daily radio broadcasts about the event. They each have their prejudices; they argue and, no surprise, find romance. The strongest moments are actually between Whitfield and his interviewee, Col. De Jager (Gleeson), a brutal cop who tries to explain his actions. Binoche seems merely bewildered.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on DVD
Running time 100 minutes.
Originally from United States, British, Irish.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Africa, Politics, Apartheid, Interracial Affairs, Adultery, Front Page
Screenplay
Ann Peacock
Cast
Samuel L. Jackson, Juliette Binoche, Brendan Gleeson, Menzi "Ngubs" Ngubane, Sam Ngakane, Aletta Bezuidenhout, Lionel Newton, Langley Kirkwood, Owen Sejake, Harriet Manamela, Louis Van Niekirk, Jeremiah Ndlovu, Fiona Ramsay, Charley Boorman
Cinematography
Seamus Deasy
Director
John Boorman
Other
Tom Johnson, John Fitzgerald, Philip King, Ron Davis, Emelia Roux-Weavind, Jo Katsaras, Derek Wallace
Producer
Robert Chartoff, Mike Medavoy, John Boorman, Lynn Hendee, Studio Eight, Country Merlin, Sony Pictures Classics

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