Nothing but the truth

  • Nothing but the truth, une vérité sud-africaine
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title : Une vérité sud-africaine
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2008
Format : Feature
Running time : 77 (in minutes)

What has changed in democratic South Africa for ordinary men, those who resisted and fought in silence against apartheid, without having a political role and without becoming heroes of the ANC? Perhaps not very much. Sipho is a librarian and the brother of a famous ANC leader who had fled to England without ever returning to South Africa. The body of his brother is now coming back to the country and Sipho has to organize the funeral. The event is the opportunity to reflect on his life and the humiliations he always had to endure from his brother, who had been a hero but also a very selfish person. At 60, Sipho still has not managed to obtain a promotion in the library where he has worked for a lifetime and with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), he did not even obtain justice for the murder of his son in the period of apartheid.

by John Kani
South Africa/France, 2008

Sipho - John Kani
Mandisa - Rosie Motene
Thando - Motshabi Tyelele

Fespaco 2009- Silver Stallion; Peace Prize
Milan African Film Festival 2009 - Best African Film; Catholic Peace Prize
Youande Film Festival 2009 - Best Film
Harare Film Festival 2009 - Best Film


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