Endgame [videorecording] /

by Vogel, Hal; Aukin, David; Milne, Paula; Travis, Pete; Hurt, William; Ejiofor, Chiwetel; Miller, Jonny Lee; Strong, Mark; Jacobi, Derek; Phipps, Martin; Barrett, Ruth; Harvey, Robert; Monterey Media Inc; Channel Four Films (Firm); Target Entertainment Group; Daybreak Pictures.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [Los Angeles] : Distributed by Monterey Media, [2010]Description: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9781569943977; 1569943974.Language note: Closed-captioned.Title notes: $19.99 4/13/2010 (hm)Uniform titles: Masterpiece theatre (Television program).Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Mandela, Nelson, 1918- -- Drama | Apartheid -- South Africa -- Drama | International relations -- Decision making -- Drama | South Africa -- Foreign relations -- 20th century -- Drama | South Africa -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Drama | South Africa -- Social conditions -- Drama | Historical films | Melodramas (Motion pictures) | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Feature films | Fiction filmsCast: William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller, Mark Strong, Derek Jacobi.Summary: Working for P. W. Botha, Dr. Neil Barnard opens talks with imprisoned Nelson Mandela. But lesser known are the secret talks that take place in a rural English manor house. Both sides may win or lose all, including their own lives. Botha learns of the British talks and, with the inevitable demise of apartheid, he intends to control the endgame by using the tactics of divide and rule. Against all the odds, a precious arena of frail trust between the two warring parties is achieved.
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Vantage Point director Pete Travis turns his attention from high-profile political assassinations to the high-risk talks that ushered in the end of apartheid while securing the release of Nelson Mandela in this historical drama starring William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofer, Mark Strong, and Johnny Lee Miller. The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward insurrection. A British mining concern called Consolidated Gold is convinced that their interests would be better served in a stable South Africa, and they quietly dispatch Michael Young, their head of public affairs, to open an unofficial dialogue between the bitter rivals. Assembling a reluctant yet brilliant team to pave the way to reconciliation by confronting obstacles that initially seem insurmountable, Young places his trust in ANC leader Thabo Mbeki and Afrikaner philosophy professor Willie Esterhuyse. It is their empathy that will ultimately serve as the catalyst for change by proving more powerful than the terrorist bombs that threaten to disrupt the peaceful dialogue. As the story shifts between Mandela's jail cell, Botha's chambers, ANC headquarters, and a rented car occupied by a British bureaucrat, the prospect for peace becomes more than just a distant hope. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

$19.99 4/13/2010 (hm)

DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.

Closed-captioned.

William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller, Mark Strong, Derek Jacobi.

Director of photography, David Odd ; editors, Clive Barrett, Dominic Strevens ; composers, Martin Phipps, Ruth Barrett.

Based on the book "The fall of apartheid" by Robert Harvey.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.

MPAA rating: PG-13; for violence, disturbing images, and some language.

Working for P. W. Botha, Dr. Neil Barnard opens talks with imprisoned Nelson Mandela. But lesser known are the secret talks that take place in a rural English manor house. Both sides may win or lose all, including their own lives. Botha learns of the British talks and, with the inevitable demise of apartheid, he intends to control the endgame by using the tactics of divide and rule. Against all the odds, a precious arena of frail trust between the two warring parties is achieved.

Special features: Interviews with William Hurt & Jonny Lee Miller; interview with director Peter Travis, producer David Aukin & writer Paula Milne. (Features are not rated.)

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