Endgame (2009)

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 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.

Directing:
  • Pete Travis

Writing:
  • Paula Milne

Stars:
Release Date: 2009-01-18
themoviedb icon 6.4/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: Afrikaans | English
  • Runtime: 109
  • Budget: $22,000,000
William Hurt
William Hurt
Professor Will Esterhuyse
Mark Strong
Mark Strong
Dr. Niel Barnard
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejio...
President Thabo Mbeki
Amelia Bullmore
Amelia Bullmo...
Gill
Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
Rudolph Agnew
Timothy West
Timothy West
P.W. Botha
Clarke Peters
Clarke Peters
Nelson Mandela
Matthew Marsh
Matthew Marsh
F.W. de Klerk
Patrick Lyster
Patrick Lyste...
Sampie Terreblanche
Ramon Tikaram
Ramon Tikaram
Aziz Pahad
Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Mil...
Michael Young
Stephen Jennings
Stephen Jenni...
Kobie Coetsee
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