Red Dust details
|Formats:||15 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Ian Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Marius Weyers, Hilary Swank, Jamie Bartlett|
|1hr 46 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 46 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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Eye openingBy a customer from Newbury , 01 Sep 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Being a South African who lived in SA during the apartheid era this movie confirmed stories my husband and I had heard on the News. I think it only showed one aspect of SA though. During all this trouble there were 'good' white people who never dreamt of harming or treating people disrespectfully because of their race. My children were surprised to see how the white people were portrayed - they have grown up here and only have good memories of SA. The movie showed them what SA was like and I think it was good for them to see.
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Moving story from South AfricaBy nelsonfilm (6 reviews) , 04 Jan 2013If you are interested in the history of South Africa you will enjoy this film. Terrible events are described, but you are left with hope for the future of South Africa and indeed the world.
You will not be disappointedBy sa77 (29 reviews) , 17 Nov 2012Good film. There were many rights and wrongs done during that time, by both blacks and whites. People can forgive, but can never forget.
Hilary Swank, as always is excellent.
Piece of HistoryBy SBR (3 reviews) from Yorkshire , 31 May 2010Red Dust is a dark gritty and intense piece of a drama. A Tom Hooper film set in South Africa during The Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The story concerns a black South African victim of the apartheid era ( Chiwitel Ejiofor) and his lawyer (Hilary Swank) who now seeks the truth from the man (Jamie Bartlett) seeking reconciliation for his crimes. Swank lends beautiful intelligence to this film and Ejiofor gives a just performance. The film takes time to develop toward the first twist in narrative but soon finds its way to the plot. At times the film lacks presence and the dialogue is often laboured. The emotion of the piece along with a well delivered score makes this film the genuine article in its attempt to capture and depict a vital piece of history.
movingBy a customer from London , 23 Jan 2010these kind of film makes me weep plot is a man and his friend who were tortured in the apartiheid era of south africa face there tormentors at the truth and reconcillation a emotional drama about the life of black south africans in that era a real tear jerker
Red DustBy a customer from croydon , 30 Dec 2009Gillian Slovo, the author of the book Red Dust, is the daughter of anti apartheid activists. Her mother was killed by a letter bomb . If anyone is well equipped to pen such a story it is her. Fantastic film with great depth.