Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 4 left in stock.
Sold by Lights Camera Action DVD and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Endgame has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Condition: Used: Good
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.16
Gift Card.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$9.92
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Lunch money
Add to Cart
$9.93
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Berendo Sales
Add to Cart
$15.50
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Endgame

4.0 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Feb 09, 2010)
"Please retry"
1
$9.92
$5.92 $0.25
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Geek Boutique 2016 Geek Boutique HQP

$9.92 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 4 left in stock. Sold by Lights Camera Action DVD and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Endgame
  • +
  • Red Dust (HBO)
  • +
  • In My Country
Total price: $22.56
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Set in South Africa, 1985, this is a gripping and sophisticated political thriller full of intriguing and unexpected heroes. While the country is under siege, sanctions are
biting, Mandela's imprisonment is an international cause celebré, and the ANC guerrilla terrorist attacks are escalating. Every day the country is more ungovernable as it plunges towards the apocalypse of a race war.

In saner moments everyone knows the vile apartheid regime is doomed but will the transition to democracy be peaceful or bloody? Working for P.W. Botha as a somewhat Machiavellian Head of Intelligence, Doctor Neil Barnard opens furtive talks with Nelson Mandela who is still in prison. But lesser known are the secret talks that take place in the unlikely setting of a rural English manor house, arranged by a British businessman and sponsored by a mining company seeking to secure its own future in South Africa.

Both sides have everything to win or to lose, including their own lives. The stakes are immense, the secrecy imperative.

But while influential Afrikaners sit down face to face with their fiercest enemies from the ANC, led by future President Thabo Mbeki, Botha learns of the UK talks.

If the demise of apartheid is inevitable he intends to control the endgame by employing the tactics of divide and rule. Dr. Barnard must wring as many concessions out of
Mandela as he can whilst instructing the Afrikaners to do the same with the ANC in the UK then play one against the other.

Against all the odds, through volatile discussion, intrigue and breakthroughs, they achieve the unimaginable - a precious arena of frail trust between the two warring parties.

In the current climate of the expression war on terror, this inspiring film has never had more relevance.

Review

5 Stars. Riveting and insightful. This movie deserves to be seensuspenseful and thrilling as well. --efilmcritic.com

Remarkable All eyes are on Ejiofor and Hurt, who each deliver two marvelous performances, powerful and understated, that brilliantly capture how small and discrete the defining moments of history can be. --Los Angeles Times

Gritty and ripping with tension. --The Boston Globe

Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller, Mark Strong
  • Directors: Peter Travis
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG-13
    Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • Studio: MONTEREY VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: February 9, 2010
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002WSYLLM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,405 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
This is a PBS/BBC type (101 minutes..shown on TV in 2 parts) miniseries about the behind the scenes negotiations and political struggle by both Whites and Blacks opposed to the Aparthide Policy of the South African Government. Stars William Hurt as a college professor and Oiwetel Ejiofor as Nelson Mandela. Sometimes the plot seems like a spy novel with secret meetings, political assassinations, bombings, eavesdropping by security forces, and coded messages. Based on fact and realistically presented, this is a very good movie and well worth seeing. Get your popcorn BEFORE the start of the movie and don't miss a single second..!
8 Comments 20 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
The politically driven "Endgame" helps to elucidate a period of time in South Africa's history when apartheid was coming to an end. A well meaning endeavor featuring a top notch cast, "Endgame" inevitably scores more points for its intentions than for its intrinsic entertainment value. With Chiwetel Ejiofor, William Hurt, and Jonny Lee Miller in principle roles, this film--which originally aired on PBS here in the states--did get nominated for best Made-for-TV movie at this year's Emmy awards. But while I did admire the effort, my personal knowledge of the circumstances and the players (or lack thereof) left me somewhat unconnected from the film as something other than a history lesson. If you are a neophyte when it comes to the political climate and the influential figures in South Africa circa the late eighties, there are certainly more accessible films available (might I suggest "Mandela and de Klerk" starring Michael Caine and Sidney Poitier?). But the more advanced knowledge you have about the subject matter, the more you'll be able to appreciate the intricacies of "Endgame."

An intriguing and intimate look at the behind-the-scenes machinations that brought about Nelson Mandela's release from prison as well as the beginning of the end to apartheid, "Endgame" is structured dramatically as a series of meetings. Ejiofor represents the African National Congress as Thabo Mbeki and Hurt is Professor Will Esterhuyse, an increasingly disillusioned member of the Afrikaner Apartheidists. Brought together by Miller, representing British Industry with a stake in South Africa's future, the screenplay leads us through a series of negotiations that brought these disparate viewpoints into alignment.
Read more ›
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
ENDGAME, as written by Paula Milne and directed by Pete Travis, is a thinking person's film. The subject is the ongoing crises of the Apartheid in South Africa (here during the years 1985 - 1990, with after film commentary to 1999) and the extended secret meetings between the Apartheid regime as controlled by President Botha (Timothy West), those meetings held between the African National Congress represented by Thabo Mbeki (Chiwetel Ejiofor) with prisoner Nelson Mandela (Clarke Peters) as the heart of the blacks and the increasingly disillusioned Afrikaner Apartheidists lead by Professor Will Esterhuyse (William Hurt) convened by a British representative Michael Young (Jonny Lee Miller) acting as spokesman for his entrepreneurial boss Rudolf Agnew (Derek Jacobi) of a major British industry vested in South Africa. The talks are wired by Botha's intelligence officer Dr. Niel Barnard (Mark Strong) and level of intrigue is high. The message of the film is the struggle and final victory of democracy and the end of Apartheid in South Africa, and while the cerebral discussions by this fine group of actors is illuminating, the film gains its power from fast shots of the conditions in South Africa at the time, including rioting, terrorist acts, loss of families, and the ever present intrigue and danger surrounding those men attending the secret meetings.

The supporting cast (especially John Kani as Oliver Tambo, the venerated life long friend of Mandela) is exceptionally strong, but in the end it is the unexpected fine acting of William Hurt and the always excellent Chiwetel Ejifor who remind us how small scaled dramas can have far more impact than the big epics we are used to enduring. This film is especially excellent for informing the public about the ins and outs and meanings of the South African Apartheid and why the ending of that evil regime lighted the fuse for so many other important sociologic changes. Grady Harp, June 10
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
This is one of the most interesting movies I've seen in a long time. It is highly suspenseful
and tells the story of the secret meetings that eventually led to the end of Apartheid.
You won't be sorry you took the time to see this film. Gives one hope that peace can be negotiated in even the most difficult conflicts. Should be required viewing in any history class regarding S. Africa; Casting - outstanding!
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
This is a thoughtful perspective on how conflict can be resolved, no matter how far the divide, when opposing sides come together and see each other as people. While I would have liked more explanation and detail on the positions of the players in the hierarchy of the two opposing parties I enjoyed the intellectual portrayal of the process of abolishing apartheid.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
Extraordinary recount of the largely unknown negotiation that led to the end of apartheid. Great acting and a very fine script make Endgame an insightful lesson on history and negotiation. It also provides us with an interesting vantage point to many of the current global conflicts.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Endgame
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Endgame


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video