In My Country

In My Country

Director: John Boorman

Cast: John Boorman, Samuel L. Jackson, Juliette Binoche, Brendan Gleeson

     
 

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… See more details below

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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Product Details

Release Date:
07/05/2005
UPC:
0043396070080
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:43:00

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

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
Dan Robbertse De Smidt
Robert Hobbs Van Deventer
Paul Dirkson One Man Band
Lwando Nondzaba Peter Makeba
Trix Pienaar B&B Lady
Greg Latter Sgt. Dreyer
Albert Maritz Farmer
Sizwe Msutu Gilbert
Dumisani Mbebe Kenneth
Sunu Gonera Lionel
Nick Boraine Jack Marlon
Connie Chiume Mrs. Tabata
Seumus Keir Simon
Nicholas Andrews Chris
Justin Creasey Jonty
Junior Singo Troy
Yolanda Methvin Deborah
Grant Brett Swanby Johan
Paul Eilers Police General
Anthony Fridjohn Tony Brown
Bheki Vilakazi Perpetrator 1
Louw Venter Alec
Wayne Harrison Brian
Terry Norton Lilly
Andre Jacobs Judge
Alyce Chavunduka Newsreader
Lillian Dube Woman
Namhla Ndlovu Woman
Lee Duru Woman
Nambitha Mpumlwana Woman
Garick Hagon Pilot
Johan Marais De Jager's Security
Morgan O'Callaghan De Jager's Security
Frederrick Dannhauser De Jager's Security
Rev. Andrew Johnson Taxi Driver
Lilian Khumalo Commissioner
Genesis Canda Commissioner
Tony Finley Commissioner
Biah Mokgobu Commissioner
Anthony Karriem Commissioner
Milton Daka Commissioner
Hiportia Hlatana Commissioner
Jefferine October Commissioner
Noliyanda Pike Commissioner
Beverley Bownes Commissioner
Justice Khontyo 2nd Judge
Denzil Campbel 3rd Judge
Christina Ntsomi Woman Phone Booth - Corn Field
Xhantyi Nqayi Herd Boy
Lulama Nombiba Langston's Father
Jean Abrahams Langston's Mother-in-Law
Thami Ngubeni Deborah's Aunt
Cindi Sampson Deborah's Aunt
Michelle Zaaiman Inge
Natasha Kotze Inge (Voice)
Natalie Dippenaar Johan's Wife
Zoliswa Mabawa Malan Farmhouse Maid
Elizabeth Mokoatsana Crying Woman
John Coom Farmer's Father-in-Law
Noel Coom Farmer's Mother-in-Law
Shannen Mackay Farmer's Daughter
Xola Luse Perpetrator 2
Sacky Veto Old Man's Grandson
Mohogany Singiswa Old Man's Comforter
Moho Seabela Albertina's Friend
Zingisa Kobo Albertina's Friend
Landiwe Hans Albertina's Friend
John Zacharis Langston's Driver
Jamo Jahjah Soccer Ref
Brian Niewoudt Boere Orkes Band
Endrie Nel Boere Orkes Band
Nic DuToit Boere Orkes Band
Stompie Heyns Boere Orkes Band
Susanna Vermeulen Boere Orkes Band
Russell Johnson Schempers
Morris Uberstein Bottle Shop Owner
Thembi Mtshali Lizzie
Lara Bye Alec's Wife
Marisa Sarfatti PR Person
Phumla Stamper Translator
Warona Seane Translator
John Langemann Afrikaner Next to Anna at Hearing
Nkuli Kgositsile Woman With Applications
Suzanne Bassett Anna Look-a-Like
Yavor Radkov Taxi Driver
Amber Stodel Lily's Daughter

Technical Credits
John Boorman Director,Producer
Chris Auty Executive Producer
Kevan Barker Asst. Director
Sam Bhembe Executive 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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