Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Red Dust

Based on Gillian Slovo’s (daugther of South African communist party leader, Joe) novel of the same title, RED DUST stars Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank, Chiwetel Ejiofor (DIRTY PRETTY THINGS), Jamie Barlett, Marius Weyers and Ian Roberts. The film is supposed to be "a moving and suspense-filled story that explores the effects of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission".

In RED DUST, New York City prosecutor Sarah Barcant (Hilary Swank) comes home to Smitsriver to represent the interests of the local community in the Commission hearing for Dirk Hendricks (Jamie Bartlett), a former local police officer. The Commission investigates apartheid-era atrocities and grants amnesty to those who fully confess their participation.

Key to Sarah’s case is the testimony of Alex Mpondo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), who was tortured by Hendricks. She hopes that Alex’s account will force Hendricks to reveal the whereabouts of a missing man in the community, and bring others involved in the case to justice. Alex, however, is uncomfortable with his position of victim and witness, and is reluctant to participate. He is now a promising politician, and fears not only reliving his painful memories of this time, but also facing the unknown truths that lie within them.
 
Directed by Tom Hooper and written by Troy Kennedy-Martin (ITALIAN JOB, BRAVO TWO ZERO), RED DUST is a Distant Horizon and BBC Films production in association with Videovision Entertainment and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd, and is produced by Anant Singh, Helena Spring, David M. Thompson, and Ruth Caleb.

4 Comments:

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Hey, I have enjoyed...your blog is informative - even entertaining.

I have a halloween sites. They pretty much covers costumes and masks related stuff.

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Blogger Connor Wilson said...

Every year my son Dylan and I have been building our Halloween animatronic display. This year we added 12 new figures and my wife had been making the clothes etc. but then I clued in that Halloween Costumes were the ideal solution - ya, ok I'm slow but...This year is really cool because we've done an HP Lovecraft display that I'm sure he'd appreciate but I'm not so sure he'd approve of this - The Necronomicon - Is it just me or is that just plain goofy ? Anyway, everybody is doing their own Haunted House thing now but hey - it's fun and if you've got kids I really suggest you try it yourself if you haven't already. It's a nice change from the usual Christmas Lights routine and a lot of scaaarrry fun. Happy Halloween everybody.

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