In My Country

Overview

The many emotional scars left by South Africa's history of institutionalized racism come under the microscope in this drama. As South Africa comes to terms with the legacy of apartheid, their government has created the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in which the perpetrators of racial violence and injustice must come face to face with their victims if they are to be forgiven for their crimes. Langston Whitfield Samuel L. Jackson is an African-American journalist who is assigned to cover these hearings by ...
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Overview

The many emotional scars left by South Africa's history of institutionalized racism come under the microscope in this drama. As South Africa comes to terms with the legacy of apartheid, their government has created the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in which the perpetrators of racial violence and injustice must come face to face with their victims if they are to be forgiven for their crimes. Langston Whitfield Samuel L. Jackson is an African-American journalist who is assigned to cover these hearings by The Washington Post; Whitfield doubts the efficacy of this process, and sets out to interview Col. De Jager Brendan Gleeson, a notorious former officer of the South African police who was famous for his violence against blacks in order to put this method to the test. While in South Africa, Whitfield meets Anna Malan Juliette Binoche, an Afrikaner poet who is covering the hearing for a radio station and is both appalled and disturbed by the details of the violence inflicted against her countrymen. After striking up a friendship, Whitfield and Malan become romantically involved as they try to come to terms with their feelings about what they've learned. Also screened under the title Country of My Skull, In My Country was adapted from a book by South African author Antjie Krog.
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Special Features

Audio commentary by director John Borman; Deleted scenes with optional commentary; Interviews with Juliette Binoche, director John Boorman, screenwriter Ann Peacock, producers Robert Chartoff, Mike Medavoy and Lynn Hendee
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/5/2005
  • UPC: 043396070080
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 19,733

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Samuel L. Jackson Langston Whitfield
Juliette Binoche Anna Malan
Brendan Gleeson Col. De Jager
Menzi Ngubane Dumi Mkhalipi
Sam Ngakane Anderson
Aletta Bezuidenhout Elsa
Lionel Newton Edward Morgan
Langley Kirkwood Boetie
Owen Sejake Reverend Mzondo
Harriet Manamela Albertina Sobandla
Louis Van Niekirk Willem Malan
Jeremiah Ndlovu Old Man in Wheelbarrow
Fiona Ramsay Felicia Rheinhardt
Charley Boorman Adam Hartley
Jean Abrahams Langston's Mother-in-Law
Nicholas Andrews Chris
Suzanne Bassett Anna Look-a-Like
Nick Boraine Jack Marlon
Beverley Bownes Commissioner
Lara Bye Alec's Wife
Denzil Campbel 3rd Judge
Genesis Canda Commissioner
Alyce Chavunduka Newsreader
Connie Chiume Mrs. Tabata
John Coom Farmer's Father-in-Law
Noel Coom Farmer's Mother-in-Law
Justin Creasey Jonty
Milton Daka Commissioner
Frederrick Dannhauser De Jager's Security
Natalie Dippenaar Johan's Wife
Paul Dirkson One Man Band
Lillian Dube Woman
Lee Duru Woman
Nic DuToit Boere Orkes Band
Paul Eilers Police General
Tony Finley Commissioner
Anthony Fridjohn Tony Brown
Sunu Gonera Lionel
Garick Hagon Pilot
Landiwe Hans Albertina's Friend
Wayne Harrison Brian
Stompie Heyns Boere Orkes Band
Hiportia Hlatana Commissioner
Robert Hobbs Van Deventer
Andre Jacobs Judge
Jamo Jahjah Soccer Ref
Andrew Johnson Taxi Driver
Russell Johnson Schempers
Anthony Karriem Commissioner
Seumus Keir Simon
Nkuli Kgositsile Woman With Applications
Justice Khontyo 2nd Judge
Lilian Khumalo Commissioner
Zingisa Kobo Albertina's Friend
Natasha Kotze Voice Only
John Langemann Afrikaner Next to Anna at Hearing
Greg Latter Sgt. Dreyer
Xola Luse Perpetrator 2
Zoliswa Mabawa Malan Farmhouse Maid
Shannen Mackay Farmer's Daughter
Johan Marais De Jager's Security
Albert Maritz Farmer
Dumisani Mbebe Kenneth
Yolanda Methvin Deborah
Biah Mokgobu Commissioner
Elizabeth Mokoatsana Crying Woman
Nambitha Mpumlwana Woman
Sizwe Msutu Gilbert
Thembi Mtshali Lizzie
Namhla Ndlovu Woman
Endrie Nel Boere Orkes Band
Thami Ngubeni Deborah's Aunt
Brian Niewoudt Boere Orkes Band
Lulama Nombiba Langston's Father
Lwando Nondzaba Peter Makeba
Terry Norton Lilly
Xhantyi Nqayi Herd Boy
Christina Ntsomi Woman Phone Booth - Corn Field
Morgan O'Callaghan De Jager's Security
Jefferine October Commissioner
Trix Pienaar B&B Lady
Noliyanda Pike Commissioner
Yavor Radkov Taxi Driver
Dan Robbertse De Smidt
Cindi Sampson Deborah's Aunt
Marisa Sarfatti PR Person
Moho Seabela Albertina's Friend
Warona Seane Translator
Mohogany Singiswa Old Man's Comforter
Junior Singo Troy
Phumla Stamper Translator
Amber Stodel Lily's Daughter
Grant Brett Swanby Johan
Morris Uberstein Bottle Shop Owner
Louw Venter Alec
Susanna Vermeulen Boere Orkes Band
Sacky Veto Old Man's Grandson
Bheki Vilakazi Perpetrator 1
Michelle Zaaiman Inge
John Zacharis Langston's Driver
Technical Credits
John Boorman Director, Producer
Chris Auty Executive Producer
Kevan Barker Asst. Director
Sam Bhembe Executive Producer, Producer
Jamie Brown Executive Producer
Robert Chartoff Producer
Kieran Corrigan Producer
Ron Davis Editor
Seamus Deasy Cinematographer
John Fitzgerald Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Fudakowski Associate Producer
Niles Helmboldt Associate Producer
Lynn Hendee Producer
Tom Johnson Sound/Sound Designer
Jo Katsaras Costumes/Costume Designer
Diana Keam Asst. Director
Philip King Musical Direction/Supervision
Mike Medavoy Producer
Tina Moran Musical Direction/Supervision
Ann Peacock Screenwriter
Neil Peplow Executive Producer
Duncan Reid Executive Producer
Emilia Roux-Weavind Art Director
Mfundi Vundla Executive Producer
Derek Wallace Production Designer
David Wicht Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [4:29]
2. The New South Africa [4:24]
3. Truth & Reconciliation Commission [3:18]
4. Reason to be Here [4:05]
5. "Let Your Will be Done" [3:19]
6. Testimony [4:19]
7. Common Purpose [3:16]
8. Torture Tales [4:51]
9. "It's all About Skin" [2:36]
10. Little Ones [4:07]
11. "Maybe We Shouldn't" [3:21]
12. Radio Relentless [2:42]
13. Too Remote [2:45]
14. "Something Bad" [2:07]
15. Life of the Party [1:50]
16. Details [4:01]
17. Losing Control [4:58]
18. Forgiven [4:06]
19. Postponement [2:10]
20. "You Don't Know Us" [4:53]
21. Anderson [3:35]
22. The Colonel's Proof [2:51]
23. Torture Farm [4:10]
24. 63 Counts of Murder [2:29]
25. Family Tragedy [4:01]
26. Confession [:44]
27. Celebrations & Farewells [4:10]
28. Old Friends [9:07]
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Menu

Side #1 --
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         Langston in Washinton DC
         On the Airplane
         Listening to the Radio
         The Flow of Time
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         Juliette Binoche
         Director John Boorman
         Screenwriter Ann Peacock
         P{roducer Robert Chartoff
         Producer Lynn Hendee
         Producer Mike Medavoy
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