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ENDGAME

SYNOPSIS

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.

CREDITS

Writer

Paula Milne

Director

Pete Travis

Producer

Hal Vogel, David Aukin

Line Producer

Lorraine Goodman

Director of Photography

David Odd

Production Designer

Chris Roope

Costume Designer

Dinah Collin

Make-Up & Hair Designer

Sharon Martin

Editor

Clive Barrett, Dominic Strevens

Music

Martin Phipps

Casting Director

Celestia Fox

Willem de Klerk

Mike Huff

Kobie Coetsee

Stephen Jennings

Sampie Terreblanche

Patrick Lyster

Aziz Pahad

Ramon Tikaram

Albie Sachs

Danny Scheinmann

Christo Brand

Porteus Zandau

Gill

Amelia Bullmore

Marinus Wiechers

David Henry

Tony Trew

Trevor Sellers

Sebolela

Moshidi Motshegwa

Willia Esterhuyse

William Hurt

Thabo Mbeki

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Michael Young

Jonny Lee Miller

Nelson Mandela

Clarke Peters

Dr. Neil Barnard

Mark Strong

PW Botha

Timothy West

Rudolph Agnew

Derek Jacobi

Oliver Tambo

John Kani

FW de Klerk

Matthew Marsh

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 

AWARDS

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