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In 1996, the South African government established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate abuses of human rights under apartheid. These hearings would serve as a forum for those accused of murder and torture to be confronted by their victims and, by admitting their guilt, be grantedamnesty under Ubuntu, the native custom of forgiveness. Covering the sessions are Langston Whitfield (Academy Award(r)-nominee Samuel L. Jackson, Best Supporting Actor, Pulp Fiction, 1994) and Anna Malan (Academy Award(r)-winner Juliette Binoche, Best Supporting Actress, The English Patient, 1996), two journalists who, through their reporting, inspire both the world and themselves with these extraordinary stories about courage, compassion and the redeeming power of love. Directed by Academy Award(r)-nominee John Boorman (Deliverance, 1972; Hope and Glory, 1987). Based on the book "Country of My Skull" by Antjie Krog.
Released in the wake of Hotel Rwanda, In My Country tackles another grim chapter in African history. Set during South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the film is adapted from Antjie Krog's Country of My Skull. Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) is Anna, an Africaans poet and broadcaster, and Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) is Langston, a Chicago reporter. The two meet during the hearings and take an instant dislike to each other. In due time, however, they come to an understanding and embark on a tentative affair, despite Anna's faith in the hearings and Langston's doubts. John Boorman, whose previous features were the underrated Beyond Rangoon and The Tailor of Panama, coaxes sensitive performances from his leads and sheds welcome light on an important event, but In My Country never catches fire. Boorman regular Brendan Gleeson (The General), however, makes a memorable appearance as a sadistic police chief. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
This compelling movie about an important subject deserves more attention. The Truth and Reconciliation board helped heal the wounds and maintain the peace in post Apartheid South... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gabriell DeBear Paye
Nicely done and tells the story very well. I had read the book so that helped a lot.Published 6 months ago by teboho Moja
The movie was on tv. I collect movies that l think are worthwhile. I know this we one I should have. I was right. Get it you won't regret it.Published 16 months ago by hopeful
Wonderfull movie. Touched my heart and spirit. Samuel l. jackson never lets you down with his performances. Apartied was and is wrong.Published 20 months ago by rose lovell
I would recommend everyone to see this movie, so they can
get some kind of understand on how others have suffered in the world. Read more
Good look into the South African Reconciliation trials and the horrors they brought to the surface / public. USA should have the same.
True reflection of what happened in South Africa after the fall of apartheid. Great role play by all the cast especially Samuel JacksonPublished on April 3, 2013 by Clive Desouza