The Color of Freedom
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Though August's film is inspired by the life of a man who guarded one of the most important political figures of our time, the story of "The Color of Freedom" is not exactly about Nelson Mandela (played by Dennis Haysbert). It is more about James Gregory himself and his family - his wife (Diane Kruger) and their children - and the spiritual transformation James goes through. The story is told against the background of modern South African history, but its perspective is always that of James Gregory.
"The Color of Freedom" can be seen as a portrait of a man caught between his ideal and reality, or family and establishment. Superior officers don't like the idea of a warden talking friendly with the prisoners, much less reading Freedom Charter in secret. While watching the film, I thought his friendship with Nelson Mandela could easily jeopardize James's position and James would have to pay the price of his spiritual freedom, but ... well, I cannot disclose the plot, which I think is not very dramatic. But you may find it differently.
Dennis Haysber is surprisingly good as Nelson Mandela and Joseph Fiennes did a great job, actually his career-best acting, as the protagonist.Read more ›
Nelson Mandela (Dennis Haysbert) was convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment on the desolate Robben Island for his non-violent attempts to end racism in South Africa, attempts that eventually resulted in work stoppages and resistance movements that moved the articulate, well-educated lawyer Mandela into the realm of activism. While on Robben Island he was guarded by one James Gregory (Joseph Fiennes), a pro-apartheid, cruel prison employee who was assigned to Mandela as a spy and censor because of Gregory's knowledge of the local language Xhosa (learned from his childhood when his best friend was a black boy named Bafana). Gregory lives on the island with this wife (Diane Kruger) and children and his commitment to his family provides a stark contrast to his hatred of his black 'Kaffir' prisoners: his involvement with the pro-apartheid status is strengthened by his direct communication with Intelligence in the cities of South Africa where his censored information from the prisoners leads to definitive capture and 'disposal' of the blacks.Read more ›
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If you want a good story that will allow you to see life as it was for some of those who were involved with the events as they rolled out, then go ahead and see this film. I felt that it had all the essentials: a good story, good actors and good production. There are no CGI effects.
Would recommend the movie anytime.
Creates understand and how real chanmge comes about in times of terrorism
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Dennis Haysbert and Joseph Fiennes are incredible making the arc of the story very moving and satisfying.Published 4 months ago by Old.Movies@Amazon
A good story, well-told. Not sure how accurate this film is but it comes across as authentic.Published 9 months ago by Windomn
Great movie it showed you that Mandiba had people who cared for him on both sides of the color line.Published 12 months ago by Kenny Peaches
What a great story of two men with human souls, consciousness and humility.Published 18 months ago by Sylvia McNeal
I like the movie very much and I glad that I got it.
Very good movie. It goes hand and hand with Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom movie.Published 19 months ago by Mocha Chick