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The Forgiven (2017)

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After the end of Apartheid, Archbishop Desmond Tutu meets with a brutal murderer seeking redemption.

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Roland Joffé

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Forest Whitaker ... Desmond Tutu
Eric Bana ... Piet Blomfeld
Jeff Gum ... Francois Schmidt
Morné Visser ... Hansi Coetzee
Thandi Makhubele Thandi Makhubele ... Mrs. Morobe
Terry Norton Terry Norton ... Lavinia
Rob Gough ... Howard Varney
Debbie Sherman ... Linda Coetzee
Osbert Solomons Osbert Solomons ... Mogomat
Warrick Grier Warrick Grier ... Kruger
Nandiphile Mbeshu Nandiphile Mbeshu ... Benjamin
David Butler David Butler ... Governor
Dominika Jablonska ... Forensic Clerk
Shane John Kruger ... DTF Officer
Michael MacKenzie ... Young Warder
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After the end of Apartheid, Archbishop Desmond Tutu meets with a brutal murderer seeking redemption.

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Racist. Prisoner. Murderer. Child of God.

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Rated R for disturbing/violent content, and language throughout including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Condannato a combattere - The Forgiven See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Michael Ashton is adapting the screenplay from the stage play The Archbishop and The Antichrist, which he also wrote See more »

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The Forgiven
Written and Performed by Toni Braxton
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A worthwhile watch and one extraordinary scene at the end.
22 May 2018 | by philskSee all my reviews

I had a job to recognise Forest Whittaker when the movie started because the make up was so good, and his normal facial expressions and mannerisms were just not there for this movie, quite rightly so to because he portrayed Desmond Tutu so very well.

Eric Bana's portrayal was so brilliant that you really hated the man and became engrossed in the interplay between him and Tutu, which in itself was interesting to watch.

I won't go into the details and spoil everything, but one of the scenes towards the end of the movie was one of the most heart-wrenching scenes I have ever seen in any movie, anywhere, and surely the actors must have received a standing ovation from the crew after it was filmed.

Don't be put off by the poor reviews, because this is a movie worth watching and you may well learn something along the way.


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