Director: Pete Travis
“A moment of political history too sensitive to be revealed for more than a decade.” - Guardian
From Pete Travis (Vantage Point) comes Endgame, a political thriller that follows the precarious development of a series of secret talks that were instrumental in dismantling the apartheid system in South Africa.
When a mining company with interests in South Africa seeks to secure the company's future by brokering a meeting between vitriolic political opponents at a country retreat in England, the talks become a critical pivot point in a race against time to prevent imminent bloodshed.
Stars Jonny Lee Miller and William Hurt.
“Endgame drops us into this brutal conflict's control centers: Nelson Mandela's prison, Botha's chambers, ANC headquarters, and, to our surprise, the rented car of a British businessman.” - Sundance Film Festival
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