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Plot: A lawyer takes on a case of a prison guard in South Africa who is traumatized by the executions he’s witnessed.
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The Warden’s Noose
On a local radio talk show this morning listeners were asked to phone in and name a film that they had walked out from. A lady responded and stated that she and one other person on the other side of the theater, were the only viewers. An hour into the show the other person stood up, walked over to her and said ‘ I can’t take it anymore, it’s too gruesome’ and walked out.
This brilliant film by Anant Singh tells the story of psychological trauma suffered by a South African prison warden, who lands in court for a most serious crime. In this court drama the facts come to light as the case progresses, until the verdict is given. Based on true facts this movie gives viewers insight into the trial and tribulations of this 17 year old warden.
The movie may be too graphic for some viewers, but it presents actual happenings, without which the movie would be senseless. The end result is an admirable film, leaving scope for thought. This gem has perhaps not had widespread circulation, but is certainly recommended if you come across it.
This is an interesting look at how executions were performed during the apartheid era in South Africa. The way they killed prisoners in groups was heinous in itself. The boys who were made to work in the prison gallows were obviously traumatized by the cruel way prisoners were killed. This film examines how one young man had PTSD from his experience and then kills innocent people in an apparently random way. The film never really explains why the crime happened but that’s likely the nature of PTSD which wasn’t even a term back in 1987. You also see how the minority white people control every lever of power back then. Apartheid fell for a good reason shortly after this happened.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director Oliver Schmitz
Writer Brian Cox, Chris Marnewick
Actors Steve Coogan, Andrea Riseborough, Garion Dowds
Country South Africa, United States, Germany
Awards 4 wins & 12 nominations
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Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
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