Goodbye Bafana (2007)





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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 organisations, forcing their leaders into exile or imprisoning them for life on Robben Island. James Gregory, a typical white Afrikaner, regards blacks as sub-human. Having grown up on a farm in the Transkei, he learned to speak Xhosa at an early age. This makes him an ideal choice to become the warder in charge of Mandela and his comrades on Robben Island. After all, Gregory speaks their language and can spy on them. However, the plan backfires. Through Mandela's influence, Gregory's allegiance gradually shifts from the racist government to the struggle for a free South Africa.
R (Rated R for language including some sexual references.)
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Joseph Fiennes
as James Gregory
Dennis Haysbert
as Nelson Mandela
Diane Kruger
as Gloria Gregory
Faith Ndukwana
as Winnie Mandela
Patrick Lyster
as Maj Pieter Jordaan
Shiloh Henderson
as Brent Gregory
Lesley Mongezi
as Walter Sisulu
Tyron Keogh
as Brent Gregory
Megan Smith
as Natasha Gregory
Jessica Manuel
as Natasha Gregory
Terry Pheto
as Zindzi Mandela
Leslie Mongezi
as Walter Sisulu
Zingi Mtuzula
as Raymond Mhlaba
Mehboob Bawa
as Ahmed Kathrada
Shakes Myeko
as Andrew Mlangeni
Sizwe Msutu
as Cyril Ramaphosa
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Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

I don't know how much of Gregory's memoirs are really true regarding Mandela, but it's an interesting history all the same.

Jho Reyes
Jho Reyes

Not a bad movie at all, although Dennis Haysbert as Nelson Mandela was the worst choice for such a role.

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