South Africa, 1985. The country is under siege, sanctions are biting, Mandela's imprisonment is an international cause celebre, and the ANC guerrilla terrorist attacks are escalating. 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, Dr. Neil Barnard opens furtive talks with imprisoned Nelson Mandela. But lesser known are the secret talks that take place in the unlikely setting of a rural English manor house. Both sides have everything to win or to lose, including their own lives. botha learns of the talks and intends to control the endgame. William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller, and Mark Strong star.
Mark Strong,Clarke Peters,Derek Jacobi,Chiwetel Ejiofor,William Hurt,Jonny Lee Miller
Patriot, Terrorist, Negotiator, Peacemaker
A deadly behind-the-scenes game of cat and mouse ensues in this gripping and sophisticated political thriller.
Drawing on actual events, a British businessman initiates secret talks between the outlawed, terrorist-labeled African National Congress and white intellectuals to try and find a peaceful resolution to the cruel and brutal apartheid conflict in South Africa.