Red Dust
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Red Dust
A dedicated human rights lawyer and a political activist who suffered at the hands of South African police officer with no regard for human life finds that the only thing more dangerous than standing up for your beliefs is the discovery of the truth in director Tom Hooper's adaptation of Gillian Slovo's captivating novel. Tortured at the hands of police officer Dirk Hendricks (Jamie Bartlett) for his efforts in seeking equality under the brutal apartheid regime, social activist Alex Mpondo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is shocked upon learning that Officer Hendricks is now seeking amnesty for his… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though Hooper falters on the side of manipulation, the story remains engrossing."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"Taking the form of a courtroom drama this film looks at the atrocities of the South African apartheid government and at the possibility of reconciliation."
‑ Mark R. Leeper, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"The subject matter is as divisive as racism, as provocative as the elusiveness of justice and as complex as human beings can be."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"...never quite becomes as compelling or intriguing as we get the impression it's supposed to be."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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