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Inside (1996)

A South African political prisoner is tortured to obtain information on apartheid conspirators. Ten years later, the head officer in charge of the questioning is similarly held as prisoner ... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Penn

Writer:

Bima Stagg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nigel Hawthorne ... Colonel
Eric Stoltz ... Marty
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Questioner
Ian Roberts Ian Roberts ... Guard Moolman
Louis van Niekerk Louis van Niekerk ... P. Martin Strydom Snr.
Janine Eser ... Christie Malcolm
Jerry Mofokeng Jerry Mofokeng ... Mzwaki
Patrick Shai Patrick Shai ... Bhambo
Ross Preller Ross Preller ... Guard Potgieter
Joshua Lindberg Joshua Lindberg ... Guard Koos
Desmond Dube Desmond Dube ... Scabenga
Duma Tsepane Duma Tsepane ... 1st Prisoner
Gary Coppin Gary Coppin ... Big Policeman
Themba Ndaba Themba Ndaba ... Bakwana / Prisoner (voice) (as Temba Ndaba)
Mandy Gulwa Mandy Gulwa ... Mzwaki's Wife
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Storyline

A South African political prisoner is tortured to obtain information on apartheid conspirators. Ten years later, the head officer in charge of the questioning is similarly held as prisoner and questioned about his past offenses. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for political violence and torture, language and a brief sex scene | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

25 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A vallatás See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of director Arthur Penn. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Kruger: Apartheid was not about race. It was about culture. The Stone Age can't coexist with the Twentieth Century.
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Connections

Referenced in In the Shadow of Hollywood (2000) See more »

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A gripping portrayal of cruelty
16 October 1999 | by rok-3See all my reviews

I saw this movie very late one night, while channel surfing just before I hit the sack. I spotted Eric Stoltz, and decided to watch for a little while, as I think he's a very talented actor. I got drawn into the movie completely, and it made an impression on me. The story concerns Martin Strydom, a white man living in south africa, arrested for collaboration with anti-apartheid terrorists. It is told as a series of flashbacks, as the prison warden who held him is being investigated, many years later, by Louis Gosset Junior. From the first day, Martin is put through a brutal campaign of psychological torture, instigated by the warden, who lies to him to make him believe that all of his friends and family have disowned him. I wont give any of the plot twists away (there are a few) but I will say, go and watch it. Its not funny, its not action packed, but it is a good movie


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