Goodbye Bafana

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(biography, drama, history)
Download Movie Goodbye BafanaGOODBYE BAFANA is the true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.


Joseph Fiennes as James Gregory
Dennis Haysbert as Nelson Mandela
Diane Kruger as Gloria Gregory
Shiloh Henderson as Brett Gregory
Patrick Lyster as Maj Pieter Jordaan
Faith Ndukwana as Winnie Mandela
Mehboob Bawa as Ahmed Kathrada
Adrian Galley as Brigadier Kemp
Warrick Grier as Vann Niekerk
Leslie Mongezi as Walter Sisulu
Sizwe Msutu as Cyril Ramaphosa
Matthew Roberts as National security agent
Eduan van Jaarsveldt as Sgt Chris Brits
Terry Pheto as Zindzi Mandela
Giulia Troiano as Voice Italian Version
Bille August

This film, based on two men very important, is emotional and heartfelt
but in general it is credible, every moment is important and
said with grace. A film based on real life is supposed to be accurate
without going into details too much - otherwise it is boring - and so is
"Goodbye Bafana", documenting 27 years in the life of
this prison guard. Things and events described in the film heat
Gradually, the main actors are simply outstanding so that the two
hour run time seems much shorter than it is. Haysbert is fantastic, even more than
and Fiennes are excellent for both its sides, each time with them
becomes increasingly touching
Joseph Fiennes has always regarded a bit like a spider monkey in my opinion,
but in this movie was better than in any role that he saw him in
before, doing what I thought was a competent working with the South Africa
well as the accent. Finally free from having to play the sex symbol,
Ralph's younger brother could finally concentrate on the reality
challenge himself with a complex role. In a film based on a true story
, Fiennes plays James Gregory, a South African racist whose guard
are certainties, however, shaken to the core over the span of twenty years
- the time it passed as Nelson Mandela from prison.
The merit of the film depends largely shows the daily application of a major historical
abomination - Apartheid - through the lives of "little
people," the men and women of the South Africa thanks to whom it is perpetuated
. These are "ordinary" white people who are neither heroes nor villains
but dull conformists. The violence of the system
in its white citizens was considerably more hidden in his black
, but it is violence all the same: it is the obligation to stay
as ignorant as possible. The alternative was to be pursued by the
status quo.

Dennis Haysbert as Nelson Mandela was appropriately stoic and charismatic,
a positive contribution to Forest Whitaker's Idi Amin villain of
The Last King of Scotland. Diane Kruger was definitely better cast as a
"normally" racist, suburban hairdresser wife and mother of two children who
as Helen of Troy. At the end of Goodbye, Bafana, I was a little
moved. My main complaint with the film was that, like the vast majority of Africans
-set, historical films made recently,
Nelson Mandela and all the characters in black Africa were largely
from the outside, through the eyes whiteys. These films' directors
all need to sit in a dark room and watch The Battle of Algiers, along
at some point ...

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See also: Biography: Casualties of War

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