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  • Actors: Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Haysbert, Diane Kruger, Patrick Lyster, Shiloh Henderson
  • Directors: Bille August
  • Writers: Bille August, Bob Graham, Greg Latter, James Gregory
  • Producers: Alison Ellard, Andro Steinborn, Carola Ash
  • Format: PAL, Anamorphic, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Sound
  • Language: English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment (UK)
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Oct. 2007
  • Run Time: 113 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000RHSG2K
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,585 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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GOODBYE BAFANA is the true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By jrhartley on 7 Aug. 2007
Format: DVD
I have to confess, I had some trepidation before going to see this film - on paper, I thought it had the potential to be a little dry - the memoires of one of Nelson Mandela's prison guards... I can only say that Joseph Fiennes probably betters his brother's performance in The Constant Gardener in this film, and with the exception of some slightly suspect wigs towards the end Dennis Haysbert is quietly powerful in his portrayal of the incarcerated Nelson Mandela. The story works well at identifying common ground the white guard and his charge share, without being overly sentimental or soppy - there is a strong sense of mutual respect and honour that permeates this film, which is entirely as you'd expect given the reason for the story. The supporting actors do a fine job and the film ticks along at a well-timed pace - at no point did I feel the director was playing for time whilst equally not rushing the transformation of prison warder James Gregory's staunch anti-integrationist opinions into a close friend and occasional accomplice to Mandela. Definitely up there with the recent batch of Africa-based stories like Shooting Dogs, Hotel Rwanda and the Last King of Scotland.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By nhughes25 on 27 Jun. 2013
Format: DVD
If you read from this link:

http://www.nelsonmandela.org/images/uploads/Nelson_Mandelas_Warders.pdf

you will find that much if not nearly all of what is written about W/O Gregory in the book upon which this film is based is fabricated or exaggerated according to former prison colleagues and Mandela himself, whether this is due to the writer changing Gregory's answers or Gregory himself is unknown, but the book, and subsequently this film, although very good, cannot be believed as true. This film is a very good film, but based on more fiction than fact because of the book, which after enjoying the film so much, I was obviously disappointed to find out that it is nearly all exaggerated or changed to make W/O Gregory look like the centre of attention and it is saddening to learn the apparent truth. Read from the provided link! it tells you all you need to know about the book, this film and the truth about Madiba's warders.

For a book adaptation, it is very good, but it falls down because of the book and its apparent exaggerations and possible fabrications.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. K. Gonzalez on 11 Jun. 2011
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What we see in this film is the affect Mandela had on all types of people, in this case a white man who was his guard in different ways over many years who was forced to hate the South African blacks and believe that the Apartheid was right, good and even approved by God! However deep inside he was torn simply because his best friend, when he was a child, was black. By playing with his friend he learnt one of the black languages, which is how he became Mandela's guard in the first place.
Despite this film being a true story which in my opinion always makes films greater, I didn't think this film was a great film because it doesn't reveal much about Mandela's personality, but it is good. I would definately recommend it because it inspired me. Thanks to this film I found out about the South African Freedom Charter.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jones the Film on 18 Nov. 2007
Format: DVD
It is probably hard to entice an audience with subject matter that may now seem outdated to some. However this is a healthy reminder of the brutality of the Apartheid regime in South Africa and the courage of Mandela and his followers. The mellowing of his prison officer, Warrant Office Gregory, was sensitively portrayed.

Haysbert's attempt at replicating Mandela's accent was hugely impressive. Unfortunately, Feinnes' Sud Afrikan accent was so good I could hardly understand what he was saying.

Fabulous performances from the entire cast. The period pieces had an authentic feel. This well directed film deserves our attention.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rowena Hoseason HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 30 Sept. 2012
Format: DVD
This film was a complete surprise (a pleasant one). We expected a 'young man overcomes adversity' movie with a feel-good finish, and what we got was an unexpectedly thoughtful and philosophical film, one which chipped away at our hardworn cynicism in ways we had not expected.
Before you run away screaming, I should also say that this isn't slushy, sentimental Hollywood nonsense. Nor is it set in a fantasyland, populated with too-good-to-be-true sterotypes. It is obviously a blend of fiction and real events; a parable for a sequence of events which took place in Dan Millman's life and which changed his world view and his personal development. It mixes plenty of familiar movie scenarios (think Karate Kid meets Luke and Yoda), against a backdrop of testosterone-charged athletic life in training for the Olympic gymnastic team. And some of the filming of the gymnasts in action is simply stunning...

Downsides? Some of the points are laboured a little and the film is probably 20 minutes overlength. A subtle editor could have trimmed it and given it a fair bit more punch. Oh, and the motorcycle riding sequences are risible -- but no worse than in any mainstream movie and they play an important role in the plot. The actor who plays Dan Millman is to be applauded for his athleticism, although occasionally he comes over as spoiled brat more than 'heroically battling adversity'.
Upside? Despite an initial misgiving that we'd somehow been suckered into watching a 'religious' movie, we thoroughly enjoyed the film's overall message, which mixes Zen and Buddhist concepts with modern personal development and achievement. And it works just fine as a family film, too (no violence, no bad language, a positive moral outcome), so even if you don't hold with the philosophy being delivered it should be an enjoyable experience.
In fact, the journey was as interesting as the destination...
7/10
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