The Color of Freedom (2007)
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South Africa - 1968
Twenty-five million blacks are ruled by a minority of four million whites under the brutal Apartheid regime of the Nationalist Party Government. Black people have no vote, no land rights, no rights to freedom of movement, to own a business, to housing or education. Determined to retain power, whites ban all black opposition organizations, forcing their leaders into exile or imprisoning them for life on Robben Island.
James Gregory, a typical white
Dec 14, 2007 Wide
May 20, 2008
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Director August once had a knack for telling stories of adolescent bonds, and he makes good use of one childhood flashback and a scene in which Bafana and Mandela blend into one person. For a moment, he achieves a balance the rest of the film lacks.
Full marks to director Bille August for achieving the near-impossible: crafting a film about Nelson Mandela that threatens to send you to sleep and reduces the great man himself to mere background noise.
Opportunities to emotionally bond with happenings onscreen are far and few between.
The film is most interesting when showing the ignorance of the Afrikaners. The film falters when trying to address the complexities of the political issues.
Another well-meaning, dopily prosaic movie of the sort that often gets a mercy nomination thrown its way ... Does a severe disservice to a truly great history.
n engaging, inspirational and ultimately uplifting drama with superb performances from its two leads.
Sincere as it patently is, and perfectly competently made, Goodbye Bafana progresses through the last years of the apartheid regime at a snail's pace.
The script is lumpen and prosaic, the performances so-so, and the passage of the years deeply unconvincing.
Goodbye Bafana should keep you locked in for most of its generous running time.
A strong performance from Fiennes and excellent period detail can't energise a sluggish biographical drama.
Interesting story and OK performances but this takes a little time to warm up.
It's a portrait of political activism that makes John and Yoko's bed-in look lively.
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