Country of My Skull Movie

Who's Involved:

Samuel L. Jackson, Ann Peacock, Nick Boraine, Brendan Gleeson, Juliette Binoche, John Boorman, Menzi Ngubane

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Langston Whitfield (Samuel L. Jackson) is a "Washington Post" journalist. His editor provocatively sends him to South Africa to cover the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, in which the perpetrators of murder and torture on both sides during the Apartheid era are invited to come forward and confront their victims. By telling the unvarnished truth and expressing contrition, they may be granted amnesty. Can the deep wounds of Apartheid be healed through reconciliation? Langston is deeply sceptical. He tracks down Col. De Jager, the most notorious torturer in the SA Police and tries to penetrate the mind of a monster, an experience that obliges him to confront his own demons. Anna Malan (Juliette Binoche), is an Afrikaans poet who is covering the hearings for radio. As a white South African she is shattered by the accounts of the cruelty and depravity committed by her fellow countrymen. Anna and Langston must both question their sense of identity. Where do they each belong? How responsible are they for what is done in the name of their respective countries? The moving testimony of the victims affects them deeply. In different ways they are both estranged from their families, and their shared experience draws them ever closer to each other. It is a story charting the unfathomable depths of human cruelty and the redeeming power of forgiveness and love.

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Who's making Country of My Skull: Crew List

A look at the Country of My Skull behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director John Boorman last directed A Tiger's Tale and Memoirs of Hadrian. The film's writer Ann Peacock last wrote The First Grader and Nights in Rodanthe.


Ann Peacock

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Filming Timeline

  1. December 1969: The film was in Completed status.

Country of My Skull Release Date: When was the film released?

Country of My Skull was released in 2005 on Friday, March 11, 2005 (). There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including The Boys and Girl From County Clare, Hostage and The Upside of Anger.

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