Film Review: IN MY COUNTRY

BinocheTHPPDelicate exploration of how people come to betray their principles, based on the memoir of an Afrikans journalist (called here “Anna Malan” & played by Juliette Binoche) who covered South Africa’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission hearings in the mid-90’s.

Samuel L. Jackson plays “Langston Whitfield” (Malan’s know-it-all antagonist from the Washington Post). Brendan Gleeson plays “Colonel De Jager” (a notoriously vicious member of the South African police force).

Sincere & melancholy film, directed by John Boorman, leaves a sliver of optimism at the end. (JLH: 4/5)

Click HERE to learn more about award-winning South African author Antjie Krog. Click HERE to learn more about award-winning South African screenwriter Ann Peacock.

IN MY COUNTRY

Top Photo: Juliette Binoche as “Anna Malan.”

Bottom Photo: Binoche with Jackson at the Truth & Reconciliation Commission hearings (hearings actually covered by Antjie Krog).

Photo Credits: Karin ‘Blid’ Alsbirk

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