In My Country (2005)

In My Country
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 44mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Romance, Historical
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Warrick Swinney Composer ("Kalkbaai") 120836 8000002
Murray Anderson Composer ("Kalkbaai") 120836 8000001
Murray Anderson Song Performer ("Kalkbaai") 120788 8000031
Paul Dirksen Song Performer ("Laat My Staan") 120788 8000035
Princess Soi-Soi Gaqeza Song Performer ("Senzenina") 120788 8000022
Warrick Swinney Music Arranger ("Senzenina") 121019 8000015
Murray Anderson Music Arranger ("Senzenina") 121019 8000014
The New Teenage Gospel Choir Song Performer ("Senzenina") 120788 8000027
Nkuli Kgositsile Actor Woman with Applications 1 1000097
John Langemann Actor Afrikaner Next to Anna at Hearing 1 1000096
Warona Seane Actor Translator 1 1000095
Amber Stodel Actor Lily's Daughter 1 1000099
Kieran Corrigan Producer n/a 3 3000003
Lynn Hendee Producer n/a 3 3000004
John Boorman Producer n/a 3 3000005
Jamie Brown Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Mike Medavoy Producer n/a 3 3000002
Robert Chartoff Producer n/a 3 3000001
Phumla Stamper Actor Translator 1 1000094
Yavor Radkov Actor Taxi Driver 1 1000100
John Boorman Director n/a 2 2000001
Suzanne Bassett Actor Anna Look-a-like 1 1000098
Thembi Mtshali Actor Lizzie 1 1000091
Landiwe Hans Actor Albertina's Friend 1 1000081
John Zacharis Actor Langston's Driver 1 1000082
Jamo Jahjah Actor Soccer Ref 1 1000083
Zingisa Kobo Actor Albertina's Friend 1 1000080
Moho Seabela Actor Albertina's Friend 1 1000079
Xola Luse Actor Perpetrator 2 1 1000076
Sacky Veto Actor Old Man's Grandson 1 1000077
Mohogany Singiswa Actor Old Man's Comforter 1 1000078
Brian Niewoudt Actor Boere Orkes Band 1 1000084
Endrie Nel Actor Boere Orkes Band 1 1000085
Morris Uberstein Actor Bottle Shop Owner 1 1000090
Mfundi Vundla Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Lara Bye Actor Alec's Wife 1 1000092
Russell Johnson Actor Schempers 1 1000089
Susanna Vermeulen Actor Boere Orkes Band 1 1000088
Nic Du Toit Actor Boere Orkes Band 1 1000086
Stompie Heyns Actor Boere Orkes Band 1 1000087
Marisa Sarfatti Actor PR Person 1 1000093
David Wicht Co-Producer n/a 170 3000012
Mpho Motheane Song Performer ("Lizalis' Idinga") 120788 8000029
Noel Eccles Song Performer ("General Amnesty") 120788 8000033
Marekta Song Performer ("Mizana") 120788 8000034
Simpiwe Matole Song Performer ("Senzenina") 120788 8000026
Michael Ludonga Song Performer ("Senzenina") 120788 8000025
Mxolisi Mayekane Song Performer ("Senzenina") 120788 8000023
Mandla Lande Song Performer ("Senzenina") 120788 8000024
Murray Anderson & Orchestra Song Performer ("Uthando") 120788 8000039
Emelia Roux Weavind Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Jo Katsaras Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Brendan Deasy Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Janet Meintjies Casting n/a 179 10000002
Moonyeenn Lee Casting n/a 179 10000001
Fred Du Preez Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Graeme Blem Art Department n/a 120843 9000003
Philip King Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000021
Brian Masterson Music Editor n/a 214 8000020
Ann Peacock Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Antjie Krog Source Material (Novel: "Country of my Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa") 120786 4000002
Shannen Mackay Actor Farmer's Daughter 1 1000075
Duncan Reid Executive Producer n/a 174 3000011
Neil Peplow Executive Producer n/a 174 3000009
Sam Bhembe Executive Producer n/a 174 3000010
Genevieve le Cordier Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Diana Keam Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Philip King Music Arranger ("Lizalis' Idinga") 121019 8000018
Tina Moran Music Coordinator n/a 206 8000019
Bongani Mafumana Composer ("Mizana") 120836 8000006
Zukile Malahlana Composer ("Mizana") 120836 8000005
Seamus Deasy Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Ron Davis Editor n/a 172 7000001
Chris Auty Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Noel Coom Actor Farmer's Mother-in-law 1 1000074
Nick Boraine Actor Jack Marlon 1 1000025
Connie Chiume Actor Mrs. Tabata 1 1000026
Seumus Keir Actor Simon 1 1000027
Sunu Gonera Actor Lionel 1 1000024
Dumisani Mbebe Actor Kenneth 1 1000023
Greg Latter Actor Sgt. Dreyer 1 1000020
Albert Maritz Actor Farmer 1 1000021
Sizwe Msufu Actor Gilbert 1 1000022
Nicholas Andrew Actor Chris 1 1000028
Justin Creasey Actor Jonty 1 1000029
Anthony Fridjohn Actor Tony Brown 1 1000034
Bheki Vilakazi Actor Perpetrator 1 1 1000035
Louw Venter Actor Alec 1 1000036
Paul Eilers Actor Police General 1 1000033
Grant Swanby Actor Johan 1 1000032
Junior Singo Actor Troy 1 1000030
Yolanda Methvin Actor Deborah 1 1000031
Trix Pienaar Actor B&B Lady 1 1000019
Lwando Nondzaba Actor Peter Makeba 1 1000018
Aletta Bezuidenhout Actor Elsa 1 1000006
Lionel Newton Actor Edward Morgan 1 1000007
Langley Kirkwood Actor Boetie 1 1000008
Sam Ngakane Actor Anderson 1 1000005
Menzi "Ngubs" Ngubane Actor Dumi Mkhalipi 1 1000004
Juliette Binoche Actor Anna Malan 1 1000002
Brendan Gleeson Actor De Jager 1 1000003
Owen Sejake Actor Rev. Mzondo 1 1000009
Harriet Manamela Actor Albertina Sobandla 1 1000010
Dan Robbertse Actor De Smidt 1 1000015
Robert Hobbs Actor Van Deventer 1 1000016
Paul Dirkson Actor One Man Band 1 1000017
Charley Boorman Actor British reporter 1 1000014
Fiona Ramsey Actor Felicia Rheinhardt 1 1000013
Louis Van Niekirk Actor Willem Malan 1 1000011
Jeremiah Ndlovu Actor Old man in wheelbarrow 1 1000012
Wayne Harrison Actor Brian 1 1000037
Terry Norton Actor Lilly 1 1000038
Christina Ntsomi Actor Woman Phone Booth/Corn Field 1 1000062
Xhantyi Nqayi Actor Herd Boy 1 1000063
Lulama Nombiba Actor Langston's Father 1 1000064
Denzil Campbel Actor 3rd Judge 1 1000061
Justice Khontyo Actor 2nd Judge 1 1000060
Jefferine October Actor Taxi Driver Commissioner 1 1000057
Noliyanda Pike Actor Taxi Driver Commissioner 1 1000058
Beverley Bownes Actor Taxi Driver Commissioner 1 1000059
Jean Abrahams Actor Langston's Mother in Law 1 1000065
Thami Ngubeni Actor Deborah's Aunt 1 1000066
Zoliswa Mabawa Actor Malan Farmhouse Maid 1 1000071
Elizabeth Mokoatsana Actor Crying Woman 1 1000072
John Coom Actor Farmer's Father-in-law 1 1000073
Natalie Dippenaar Actor Johan's Wife 1 1000070
Natasha Kotze Actor Inge v/o 1 1000069
Cindi Sampson Actor Deborah's Aunt 1 1000067
Michelle Zaaiman Actor Inge 1 1000068
Hiportia Hlatana Actor Taxi Driver Commissioner 1 1000056
Milton Daka Actor Taxi Driver Commissioner 1 1000055
Lee Duru Actor Woman 1 1000043
Nambitha Mpumlwana Actor Woman 1 1000044
Garrick Hagon Actor Pilot 1 1000045
Namhla Ndlovu Actor Woman 1 1000042
Lillian Dube Actor Woman 1 1000041
Andre Jacobs Actor Judge 1 1000039
Alyce Chavunduka Actor Newsreader 1 1000040
Johan Marais Actor De Jager's Security 1 1000046
Morgan O'Callaghan Actor De Jager's Security 1 1000047
Tony Finley Actor Taxi Driver Commissioner 1 1000052
Biah Mokgobu Actor Taxi Driver Commissioner 1 1000053
Anthony Karriem Actor Taxi Driver Commissioner 1 1000054
Genesis Canda Actor Taxi Driver Commissioner 1 1000051
Lilian Khumalo Actor Taxi Driver Commissioner 1 1000050
Frederrick Dannhauser Actor De Jager's Security 1 1000048
Andrew Johnson Actor Taxi Driver Commissioner 1 1000049
Samuel L. Jackson Actor Langston Whitfield 1 1000001
Synopsis
In 1996, the South African government established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to investigate abuses of human rights under Apartheid. Under the chairmanship of Nobel Peace laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the commission was mandated to examine acts committed between March 1960, the date of the Sharpeville massacre, and May 10, 1994, the day of Mandela's inauguration as president. In accordance with the African principle of "Ubuntu," which strives to create harmony amongst all people by absolving transgressions, the commission set up a series of hearings throughout the country to help heal the wounds of Apartheid. The hearings would serve as a forum for the perpetrators of murder and torture during the apartheid era to come forward and confront their victims. By telling the unvarnished truth and expressing contrition, they might be granted amnesty, if they could prove that their crimes were politically motivated--that they were only following orders. Langston Whitfield is a Washington Post journalist, sent to South Africa to cover the TRC hearings. He is apprehensive about the trip, as he is skeptical about the process of reconciliation--feeling that it is just a way for the perpetrators to escape without punishment. Anna Malan is an Afrikaans poet covering the hearings for South African state radio and NPR in the US. Anna is enthusiastic about the process before them, having great reverence for her native African traditions, and great hopes to see her country healed. Thrown together as members of the international press corps, Langston and Anna meet and are instantly at odds over their opposing views of the hearings. But over time, their shared experience of listening to the moving and painful testimony brings them ever closer. Meanwhile, searching for a more sensational angle for his story, Langston tracks down Col. De Jager, the most notorious torturer in the SA Police, and tries to penetrate the mind of a monster. Unexpectedly, the experience forces him to confront his own demons and leads to the discovery of a devastating connection between Anna and the perpetrators of violence.