Plot for Peace (2014)


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The untold story behind History, a well-kept secret behind the world-wide icon : Nelson Mandela's release was a Plot for Peace. PLOT FOR PEACE is a character-driven historical thriller documentary feature about the demise of apartheid. It tells the story of Jean-Yves Ollivier, alias "Monsieur Jacques", whose behind-the-scenes bargaining was instrumental in bringing about regional peace and the end of racial discrimination in South Africa. For the first time, heads of state, generals, diplomats, master spies and anti-apartheid fighters reveal how Africa's front line states helped end apartheid. The improbable key to Mandela's prison cell was a mysterious French businessman, dubbed "Monsieur Jacques" in classified correspondence. His trade secret was trust. (C) Trinity

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Not everyone is an unalloyed fan of Ollivier, but it's hard not to admire his effectiveness.

Nov 6, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's just as thrilling as it is edifying.

Nov 5, 2014 | Full Review…

That rare documentary that both augments the historical record and is paced like a thriller.

Oct 30, 2014 | Full Review…

If you're not steeped in the recent history of southern Africa, the timeline can prove hard to follow.

Oct 30, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Plot for Peace proves enthralling.

Oct 28, 2014 | Full Review…

A surprising reassessment of troubled times.

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