Goodbye Bafana details
|Starring:||Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Haysbert, Diane Kruger, Shiloh Henderson, Mehboob Bawa, Adrian Galley|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 53 minutes|
|Rental release:||15 Oct 2007|
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An enjoyable insight. . .By Matt Raubenheimer from South Africa , 27 Sep 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]I found this film to be a very enjoyable piece, showing something of the history of South Africa. Even if Mandela wasn't a character in the film it would be interesting as a study of the changes in South Africa, both political and social, which took place between the sixties and 1990 when Mandela was released. The whole piece feels very South African to me (I am South African by the way!) Unlike the previous reviewer I found all the accents believable as they were similair to people which I know! Also, uses of words like mall. . . well my friends and I all use the word mall quite frequently so I don't see any problem with that myself.
Although most people will see the film thinking it is a film about Mandela himself, it isn't actually so. It is more about the journey taken by James Gregory, played by Joseph Fiennes. Mandela is a major character, of course, and I think he was well played by Dennis Haysbert, although I found his grey hairpiece at the end of the film entirely unconvincing!
All in all, a good film, and one I'll definitely be buying when it comes out on DVD. . .
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Fantastic movieBy a customer , 02 Mar 2013Fantastic film. Brilliant story, I would watch it again and I am very fussy. Thought provoking with excellent acting. Having grown up in Africa, it really touched a nerve. A must see movie for anyone.
Mandela's Guarded FriendBy a customer , 16 Nov 2012This is a must-see film,if you want to learn about the inequality in South Africa at that time,and how it was possible for Mandela's prison guard to change his attitude about Apartheid.
A very authentic,well-crafted and well-acted film.
An EducationBy Bellbelle (2 reviews) , 03 Jan 2012Loved it and it was an education. Would recommend to anyone and would watch again. The acting was fabby dabby.
Would watch againBy a customer , 19 Aug 2011
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Very enjoyable film and beautifully photographed. Still very much of the moment and a good history lesson. Fiennes was excellent.
Well worth watchingBy CeeDee (4 reviews) from Reading , 01 Aug 2011Another good film about apartheid to rank alongside 'Cry Freedom'. Joseph Fiennes did a very credible South-African accent, unlike diCaprio in 'Blood Diamond', and Dennis Haysbert had Mandela's accent and mannerisms down to a tee. I do not agree with other reviewers who say that Fiennes' character was thinly portrayed - I thought he played the confusion and uncertainty of the guard very well. I do agree with one reviewer who says that the film's official description was incorrect. I think that the racism of the guard, at the beginning of the film was merely an imposed veneer caused by his surroundings and lifestyle. I think the title of the film was well chosen - a throwback to the guard's childhood experiences.