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Long Night's Journey into Day

Long Night's Journey into Day (2000)



Average Rating: 7.7/10
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This documentary examines the workings of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), established after the end of apartheid for wrongdoers to confess their transgressions to the families of their victims. It follows several cases that the group has monitored, including those of a white police officer who meets the families of the Craddock Four, black activists who died at his hands, and the parents of a white American exchange student who encounter the black man who killed


Documentary, Drama, Special Interest


Antjie Krog

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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (1)

Not merely affecting and illuminating; it concludes on a note of hope.

March 12, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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As they demonstrated in their previous collaborations ... Reid and Hoffmann tackle controversial issues with passion and conviction.

February 14, 2001 Full Review Source: Variety
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Wrenching, powerful material.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Refreshingly free of the high-mindedness that plagues so many well-meaning documentaries.

January 1, 2000
New York Post
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Moving and purposefully complex.

January 1, 2000
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Apartheid has been the subject of several documentaries and fiction films, most of them quite effective. But none has taken the troubling approach of Long Night's Journey Into Day.

January 1, 2000
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You Should Pay Nine Bucks to See This If: Because you're not going to learn about this stuff from the evening news.

March 8, 2001 Full Review Source: IFilm

Long Night's Journey Into Day succeeds in providing chilling glimpses into the horrors of apartheid.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Like the reconciliation process itself, it is both painful and rewarding to see.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

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