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Krotoa [ Hits:155 ]
Review: One of the most written about women in South African history, Krotoa has become the subject of a documentary, a play, a poem and now a film by Roberta Durrant. Krotoa is a South African historical drama based on a young Khoi woman, who was removed from her tribe to serve Jan van Riebeeck and assimilate the Dutch language and culture in the mid 17th century. Based on historical facts, the screenwriters have essentially adapted and dramatised a historical overview of the influential interpreter an...

Endgame [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3773 ]
Review: Endgame (2009) is a political drama and thriller based on the covert discussions that led to the end of Apartheid in South Africa and mustn't be confused with End Game (2006), a conspiracy thriller starring Cuba Gooding Jr. The term 'endgame' is a clever title for this Pete Travis film. It means the final stage in a process of events, describing the closing stages of a Chess game when most of the pieces have been removed from the board. The symbolism of white versus black, the strategy, the deli...

The Baader Meinhof Complex [ Hits:4055 ]
Review: The Baader Meinhof Complex is a relentless film, which brings the era and conquests of Germany’s Red Army Faction terrorist group to life. The well-researched account is dramatised showing a post-war Germany struggling to find its feet in a new democracy. The youth have their backs to the Nazi regime, fearing the enemy inside and taking action against American imperialists during the Vietnam War. Der Baader Meinhof Komplex is based on the book by Stefan Aust and directed by Uli Edel, whose car...