Yet another movie about South Africa that focuses squarely on the plight of a white man. What was executive producer Lou Gossett, Jr. thinking? Accused of conspiring against the racist regime, university professor Marty Strydom (Eric Stoltz) is imprisoned,
brutalized and interrogated by Colonel Kruger (Nigel Hawthorne, reveling in the rolled r
's of his Afrikaner accent). Convinced by Kruger that his friends and family have all abandoned him, Strydom hangs himself: Perhaps that's why his name scans like martyrdom
.Ten years later, after
the abolition of Apartheid, Kruger must answer for his crimes to a black interrogator (Gossett), who was imprisoned ne...