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Director: Arthur Penn

Cast: Arthur Penn, Eric Stoltz, Nigel Hawthorne, Louis Gossett Jr.

     
 

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A solemn look at South African apartheid, Arthur Penn's claustrophobic drama centers on a pair of political interrogations, separated by a decade. The film's first part, set in 1988, centers on the imprisonment of Marty Strydom (Eric Stoltz), an Afrikaaner university professor held as a political prisoner under suspicion of conspiring with anti-government forces. His

Overview

A solemn look at South African apartheid, Arthur Penn's claustrophobic drama centers on a pair of political interrogations, separated by a decade. The film's first part, set in 1988, centers on the imprisonment of Marty Strydom (Eric Stoltz), an Afrikaaner university professor held as a political prisoner under suspicion of conspiring with anti-government forces. His case falls into the hands of the villainous Colonel Kruger (Nigel Hawthorne), a brilliant and evil torturer determined to break the idealistic Strydom's spirit. The conclusion takes place nearly a decade later, after apartheid's fall. Now it is Krueger who is under confinement, and subjected to unrelenting questioning from a black South African (Louis Gossett Jr.) looking to beat Kruger at his own manipulative game. While offering numerous powerful confrontations between its characters, Bima Stagg's screenplay provides few narrative surprises, and some may find the film's limited setting and bare-bones treatments monotonous. However, Penn's stark style suits the harsh subject matter and keeps the focus strongly upon the cast, who provide appropriately intense performances.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2005
UPC:
0096009266691
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
R
Source:
Echo Bridge
Time:
1:33:00

Special Features

Digitally mastered; Interactive menus; Chapter selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eric Stoltz Marty
Nigel Hawthorne Colonel Kruger
Louis Gossett Questioner
Ian Roberts Actor
Ross Prelier Actor
Jerry Mofokeng Actor
Patrick Shai Actor
Janine Eser Actor

Technical Credits
Arthur Penn Director
David Barkham Production Designer
Leigh Bishop Costumes/Costume Designer
Hillard Elkins Producer
Alan Gerhardt Sound/Sound Designer
Louis Gossett Executive Producer
Moonyeenn Lee Casting
Robert Levin Songwriter
Willie Naude Asst. Director
Don Paulson Executive Producer
Suzanne Pillsbury Editor
Bima Stagg Screenwriter
Jan Weincke Cinematographer
David Wicht Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Inside
1. Stray Dog [4:47]
2. Dear Marty [8:34]
3. Look of Death [4:53]
4. Names and Addresses [7:49]
5. Nothing to Lose [8:14]
6. Initial Investigation [6:54]
7. Deadly News [7:25]
8. Tears of Clarity [6:19]
9. Christie's Memories [7:32]
10. Trial for All [8:07]
11. Dear Old Dad [12:24]
12. Sweet Justice [11:06]

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