In 1985 South Africa burns as the vile Apartheid regime crumbles. In the months leading up to this historic moment, a group of men hold secret talks to bring about peace and democracy to the nation. Under constant threat and fearful of their lives, a gathering of ANC 'terrorists' led by the future president of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki and key Afrikaner representatives meet in a manor house in South East England.
Against all the odds, through volatile discussions, set backs and breakthroughs, the secret talks in Britain achieve a precious arena of frail trust between the two archenemies. While Nelson Mandela's tense negotiations at Pollsmoor Prison and later in the heavily bugged warden's villa at Victor Verster Prison prove fruitful, the courage of the unsung heroes at the crucial British talks begin to show results.
But will they live to see the peace they are striving so hard for? In the climate of the 'war on terror' we all now live in, this inspiring film based on Robert Harvey's acclaimed book 'The Fall of the Apartheid: The Inside Story from Smuts to Mbeki' has never had more relevance.
Hal Vogel, David Aukin
Director of Photography
Make-Up & Hair Designer
Clive Barrett, Dominic Strevens
Willem de Klerk
Jonny Lee Miller
Dr. Neil Barnard
FW de Klerk
PRESS & REVIEWS
"Endgame could have become bogged down in "talkiness", but a combination of Milne's intelligent script and some top-notch casting means that the drama is rarely less than absorbing."
- Gerard Gilbert, The Independent
"...low-key but powerful drama with performances of quiet strength"
- Kathryn Flett, The Observer
2010 Grierson Award | Winner - Best Drama Documentary, Hal Vogel, David Aukin, Peter Travis & Paula Milne
2010 Peabody Award | Winner
2010 Broadcast Awards | Nominated - Best Single Drama
2010 Emmy Awards | Nominated - Outstanding Made for Television Movie
2010 Golden Globe | Nominated - Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini Series or a Motion Picture made for Television, Chiwetel Ejiofor
2010 Royal Television Society UK | Nominated - Best Single Drama