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The Tiger's Tail

In My Country

This story follows the establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in post-apartheid South Africa , in which the perpetrators of racial violence and injustice must come face to face with their victims if they are to be forgiven for their crimes. Langston Whitfield (Samuel L. Jackson) is an African-American journalist who is assigned to cover these hearings by The Washington Post. As part of his brief, Whitfield pursues Col. De Jager (Brendan Gleeson) for an interview, a notorious former officer of the South African police who was famous for his violence against blacks. Whitfield meets Anna Malan (Juliette Binoche), an Afrikaner poet who is also covering the hearing for a radio station and who is horrified by the details of the violence inflicted against her countrymen. Whitfield and Malan's friendship soon develops into something more as they each try to deal with the appalling revelations being made before them.

  • Nominated for Golden Berlin Bear for John Boorman at Berlin International Film Festival 2004
  • Nominated for Golden Spike for John Boorman at Valladolid International Film Festival 2004

Juliette Binoche and Samuel L. Jackson in a scene from �Country of my Skull�.

Samuel L. Jackson & John Boorman on set during the making of �Country of My Skull

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