Goodbye Bafana

(Germany/France/Belgium/Italy/South Africa, 2006, 120 minutes)

In 1960s South Africa, an Afrikaner prison warden is assigned to watch over Nelson Mandela during his captivity, and eventually develops a friendly relationship with him. Well-meaning but dull true story that wastes an interesting premise in rote scripting and handling.

A Celluloid Dreams release. Jean-Luc van Damme, Ilann Girard and Andro Steinborg present, in association with Thema Production, a Banana Films/Arsam International/X Filme Creative Pool/Future Films/Fonema/Marmont Film Production/Film Afrika production. Starring Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Haysbert, Diane Kruger. Directed by Bille August; produced by David Wicht, Jean-Luc van Damme, Ilann Girard, Andro Steinborg; screenplay by Greg Latter, dialogue and adaptation by Greg Latter and Bille August, based on the autobiography of James Gregory with Bob Graham, Goodbye Bafana; music by Dario Marianelli; director of photography, Robert Fraisse; production designer, Tom Hannam; costume designer, Diane Cilliers; film editor, Hervé Schneid.


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