In My Country (2005)

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Critic Consensus: A well-intentioned but melodramatic look at post-Apartheid South Africa.


Movie Info

Langston Whitfield is a Washington Post journalist. His editor provocatively sends him to South Africa to cover the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, in which the perpetrators of murder and torture on both sides during the Apartheid era are invited to come forward and confront their victims. Telling the unvarnished truth and expressing contrition may grant them granted amnesty. Can the deep wounds of Apartheid be healed through reconciliation? Langston is deeply skeptical. He tracks … More

Rating: R (for language, including descriptions of atrocities, and for a scene of violence)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Ann Peacock
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 5, 2005
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Classics - Official Site

Cast


as Langston Whitfield

as Anna Malan

as De Jager

as Dumi Mkhalipi

as Anderson

as Edward Morgan

as Reverend Mzondo

as Albertina Sobandla

as Willem Malan

as Old Man in Wheelbarr...

as Felicia Rheinhardt

as Adam Hartley

as Van Deventer

as De Smidt

as Peter Makeba

as One Man Band

as Taxi Driver

as B&B Lady

as Sgt. Dreyer

as Gilbert

as Jack Marlon

as Mrs. Tabata

as Police General

as Tony Brown

as Perpetrator 1

as Newsreader

as Woman

as De Jager's Security

as De Jager's Security

as De Jager's Security

as Taxi Driver

as Commissioner

as Commissioner

as Commissioner

as Commissioner

as Commissioner

as Commissioner

as Commissioner

as Commissioner

as Commissioner

as Commissioner

as 2nd Judge

as 3rd Judge

as Woman Phone Booth - ...

as Herd Boy

as Langston's Father

as Langston's Mother-in...

as Deborah's Aunt

as Inge (Voice)

as Johan's Wife

as Malan Farmhouse Maid

as Farmer's Father-in-L...

as Farmer's Mother-in-L...

as Farmer's Daughter

as Perpetrator 2

as Old Man's Grandson

as Old Man's Comforter

as Albertina's Friend

as Albertina's Friend

as Albertina's Friend

as Langston's Driver

as Soccer Ref

as Boere Orkes Band

as Boere Orkes Band

as Boere Orkes Band

as Boere Orkes Band

as Boere Orkes Band

as Schempers

as Bottle Shop Owner

as Alec's Wife

as PR Person

as Translator

as Translator

as Afrikaner Next to An...

as Woman With Applicati...

as Anna Look-a-Like

as Lily's Daughter

as Deborah's Aunt
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Critic Reviews for In My Country

All Critics (87) | Top Critics (33)

It shows what can go wrong when a good-intentioned filmmaker mixes historical tragedy with Hollywood banality.

Full Review… | June 9, 2005
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Ostensibly about the aftermath of apartheid, but the pain of a people serves only as a backdrop for the most contrived of love stories.

Full Review… | April 22, 2005
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Is it a docudrama about South Africa's post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings? Or is it love story? The problem with In My Country is that it tries to be both.

Full Review… | April 14, 2005
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Black, white and clunky.

Full Review… | April 11, 2005
Globe and Mail
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Need[s] to be seen, as essential history and as demonstration of a form of social reckoning where compassion triumphs over passion, and the olive branch over the gun.

Full Review… | April 8, 2005
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Failing to get beyond trite Hollywood romantic conventions, sermonizing caricatures and 'I was just following orders' explanations does a great disservice to history.

Full Review… | April 8, 2005
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for In My Country

This movie moved at a snails pace. Its a serious and sad subject, but the way it was presented made it seem secondary to the budding, uninteresting romance.

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