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August 2009


Release Date: October 30, 2009 (limited)
Distributor: Monterey Media
Director: Pete Travis
Screenwriter: Paula Milne
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mark Strong, William Hurt, Jonny Lee Miller, Derek Jacobi, Clarke Peters


Synopsis: Thriller that takes place half in South Africa and half in England. "Endgame" is a true story about the secret talks that brought down the Apartheid regime, and it's a political thriller dealing with the politics of South Africa at that time, a story about hope and about two men who hate each other at the beginning of the movie, because they're enemies, who basically have to learn to trust each other or otherwise, the future of their country is in jeopardy.

South Africa, 1985. The country is under siege. Sanctions are biting, Mandela’s imprisonment is an international cause celebre, and the ANC guerrilla terrorist attacks are escalating. Every day the country is more ungovernable as it plunges towards the apocalypse of a race war. In their saner moments everyone knows the vile apartheid regime is doomed, but will the transition to democracy be peaceful or bloody? Working for P.W. Botha as a Machiavellian Head of Intelligence, Doctor Neil Barnard opens furtive talks with the imprisoned Nelson Mandela. The UK talks are arranged by a British businessman, Michael Young who is working for a mining company that is seeking to secure its future by ensuring stability in South Africa. At the mining company’s Somerset country house, influential Afrikaner, Professor Esterhuyse sits down face to face with his fiercest
enemies from the ANC, led by future President Thabo Mbeki. Both sides have everything to win and everything to lose, including their own lives. The stakes are immense, the secrecy total.


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