South Africa in the second half of the 80s: The violence is about to explode. The British manager Michael Young realizes that only a peaceful solution can save the profits of his company. He organizes a conference on English soil, attended among other by ANC representative Thabo Mbeki (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and professor Esterhuyse (William Hurt) to represent the Boers. Despite utmost secrecy, the is South Africa's intelligence chief Barnard (Mark Strong, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy") gets wind of the meeting. He tries to turn Esterhuyse into an informant and makes contact with the imprisoned Nelson Mandela to try and split the black resistance movement with clever tactics.
Original Title: Endgame
Language versions: English original version, German version
Country: Great Britain
Length: 109 min
Director: Pete Travis
Screenplay: Paula Milne
Cinematography: David Odd
Editing: Clive Barrett, Dominic Strevens
Sound Mix: Chris Ashworth
Music: Martin Phipps, Ruth Barrett
Featuring: William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller, Mark Strong, Clarke Peters, John Kani, Derek Jacobi
Production: Film Africa Worldwide, Daybreak Pictures, Channel 4, Target Entertainment Group, Masterpiece, David Aukin, Hal Vogel, Liza Marshall, David Wicht
Festivals: 2009: One World Berlin Filmfestival für Menschenrechte und Medien (D); Sundance Film Festival, Los Angeles (USA)
Age Recommendation: 16
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