Red Dust

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I think Alex is a lot more damaged than you lead me to believe.

Red Dust Synopsis

South Africa, 2000. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has arrived in Smitsrivier, opening a window onto a bloody past, and dragging three people in its wake.

Sarah Barcant, hotshot New York lawyer, has returned to her old hometown to help a torture victim confront his tormentor. Alex Mpondo, now a celebrated politician, has found himself back where he was 18 years ago - reliving his ordeal in the hope of exposing the truth. And Dirk Hendricks, ex-police officer and torturer, has been brought out of jail to confess his crimes before the Commission.

From Academy Award® winning director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, THE DAMNED UNITED), featuring Academy Award® winning actress Hilary Swank.

Based on the novel by Gillian Slovo.

  • Credits
    • Starring:
      Hilary Swank, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jamie Bartlett, Ian Roberts
    • Director:
      Tom Hooper
    • Producers:
      Ruth Caleb, Anant Singh, Helena Spring
    • Screenplay:
      Troy Kennedy Martin
    • Executive Producers:
      David M. Thompson
    • Sales Agent:
      Distant Horizon
    • Credits summary:
      South Africa, 2000. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has arrived in Smitsrivier, opening a window onto a bloody past, and dragging three people in its wake.
    • Certificate:
      15
    • Running time:
      106 mins 7 secs
  • Release Dates
    • In Cinemas
      July 11th 2005
    • Out on DVD
      January 12th 2009
    • Released
      July 11th 2005

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