Red Dust

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

Released

11 July 2005

In cinemas

11 July 2005

Out on DVD

12 January 2009

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