Robbins tips the balance with his one-dimensional performance, and the earnest script follows in kind, settling for the sort of paternalistic take on black power and dignity that has dogged virtually every film like this.
A dark skinned girl born to white South African parents attempts to explore her identity in the era of apartheid as her government, her parents, and society as a whole struggle with what it means to be a black child of Caucasian descent in a nation deeply divided by race. The year is 1955. Sandra Laing, Sophie Okonedo, has just been born to a pair of white Afrikaner parents, her brown skin and curly hair the surprising result of genetic throwback. As the government's rigid apartheid system struggles with whether to classify Sandra as white or black, the young girl and her parents gradually realize that the complications they face due to her appearance run deep and wide. MPAA Rating: PG-13 Skin Films Limited and Moonlighting Skin Productions,Pty, Ltd 2008
From director Clint Eastwood, "Invictus" tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team, Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.
Micah Mangena is sitting on a powder keg and doesn't know it. He's a sergeant in South Africa's police force, an unquestioning supporter of the powers that be. But the strife tearing at the fabric of 1980 South Africa is about to rip Micah's own world violently apart.
Based on actual events, two girls from opposite sides of the world come together and change each other’s lives. Mahree lives in apartheid South Africa with her wealthy family. Piper Dellums is the daughter of an U.S. congressman in Washington, D.C. When Mahree is chosen to spend a semester at the Dellum’s house, she and Piper realize they weren’t what each other expected. Each girl will have to question the assumptions she has made and learn the true color of friendship.
MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education, and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once-segregated society. Golden Globe®-Winner Idris Elba (PROMETHEUS) stars as Nelson Mandela, Naomie Harris (SKYFALL) stars as Winnie Mandela, with Justin Chadwick (THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL) directing.
Set against the backdrop of the South African Truth and Reconciliation hearings, In My Country charts the depths of pain and suffering and the redeeming power of forgiveness and love. Washington Post journalist Langston Whitfield (Samuel L. Jackson) is skeptical about the process, feeling that it is just a way for the perpetrators to escape unscathed. Anna Malan (Juliette Binoche), an Afrikaaner poet and journalist, is enthusiastic, with great hopes of seeing her country healed. Instantly at odds over their opposing views, Langston and Anna are eventually drawn closer through the shared experience of listening to the moving and painful testimony. As Langston becomes increasingly drawn into Anna's world and her passion for the country of her birth, they both confront difficult questions. (Original Title - Country Of My Skull) 2004, 2005 Skull Distribution Limited. All Rights Reserved.
Powerful and uplifting, Cry, the Beloved Country was widely hailed as one of the best films of the year! In a land torn by hatred and injustice, James Earl Jones (Clear and Present Danger) and Richard Harris (Gladiator, The Count of Monte Cristo) are two fathers-one a man of peace, the other a man of power and privilege-whose lives seem destined for a violent collision. But instead, in the wake of a tragic killing, these extraordinary men form an unlikely union...and together find the kind of understanding that could heal a nation! Based on the acclaimed novel-you'll find this electrifying motion picture will both entertain and inspire!
Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe leads an all-star cast, including Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams & Helen Mirren in the gripping thriller about deception, manipulation & corruption. When D.C. Reporter Cal McCaffrey (Russell Crowe) is assigned to investigate the murder of an assistant to an up-and-coming politician (Ben Affleck), he uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to bring down the nation's power structures. In a town of spin-doctors and wealthy power brokers, he will discover one truth: when fortunes are at stake, no one's integrity, love or life is safe. From director Kevin Macdonald of The Last King of Scotland, State of Play brings together strong performances, riveting suspense and is "sophisticated, intelligent and powerful" (Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV).
During a training exercise in a remote airplane hangar, Captain Tate (Steve Austin) and his team stumble upon a covert meeting between two rival gangs hunting a rare and valuable item. 2010 Shooting Foundry Film Inc / Out Of Africa PTY. All Rights Reserved.
From the producers of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy comes a riveting and suspenseful mystery starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall. A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly brings two exceptional lawyers (Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall) with a romantic past together on the defense team. They soon realize they've stepped into a dangerous web of cover-ups and lies, and their knowledge of the government's top-secret classified evidence has put their reputations and lives at stake. Co-starring Ciarán Hinds, Julia Stiles and Jim Broadbent, it's a non-stop, heart-racing guessing game that critics call "an entertaining conspiracy thriller." (Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press)