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Final Solution (2001)

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The indoctrination of Gerrit Wolfaardt is complete: his family traditions, history, culture- even his church-have taught him that black South Africans are a cancer in the land. Under the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Kani ... Rev. Peter Lekota
Jan Ellis Jan Ellis ... Gerrit Wolfaardt
Vusi Kunene Vusi Kunene ... Edward
David S. Lee ... Jan Oosthuizen (as David Lee)
Liezel van der Merwe Liezel van der Merwe ... Celeste Wolfaardt
Mpho Lovinga Mpho Lovinga ... Moses Moremi
Marcel van Heerden Marcel van Heerden ... Col. Koornhoff
Regardt van den Bergh Regardt van den Bergh ... Hans Gerber
Marius Weyers ... Gert Wolfaardt
Bruce Marchiano ... Jake
Gino Mingo Gino Mingo ... Gino
Lakita Garth Lakita Garth ... Sheryl Brown
Chris April Chris April ... Uncle Sam
Rob van Vuuren Rob van Vuuren ... Hennie Terblanche
Andrew Faure Andrew Faure ... Chad Fourie
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The indoctrination of Gerrit Wolfaardt is complete: his family traditions, history, culture- even his church-have taught him that black South Africans are a cancer in the land. Under the eye of prominent members of the government and military, Gerrit develops a diabolical plan to rid South Africa of its "black danger." Before his plans can be carried out, he meets two people who will put him on a collision course with his future: Celeste, an open-minded University student, and Peter Lekota, a pastor who challenges Gerrit's prejudice. His "final solution" meets its greatest obstacle when Gerrit realizes he is wrong. The Persecutor becomes the Peacemaker and begins to seek reconciliation between whites and blacks. However, in the turbulent last days of apartheid, there are those who doubt his transformation. One such person is Moses Moremi, whom Gerrit had once violently attacked. In the end, it is Moses who must choose between peace and bloodshed. Written by Anonymous

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Hate was the problem...Forgiveness was the answer

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Action | Drama

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Rated R for violence and brief language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Afrikaans | Xhosa

Release Date:

18 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Freedom Fighters See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color
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How hate blinds people.
19 May 2004 | by rauxler2003See all my reviews

Final Solution is a powerful christian film that shows the hate between the black and whites that was present in the days of apartheid. It shows how this hate was contrived and was groomed from generation to generation. Jan Ellis was taught that a black man was a plague. He was raised to be that way.

Then he meets a man who is on the opposite side of his beliefs, Pastor Lekota. will he change his ways?. The film is a powerful movie that shows the perceptions the different races had for one another, it shows these perceptions with quite a lot of accuracy. The movie shows the world of how apartheid affected the psyche of blacks and whites.

This is a great film that everyone should watch.


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